Mammoth Cave .."The Famines are our favourite band. They are a band that we gladly
wave the banner for, a band we would take a bullet for, and they require
your attention. Personally, I’ve only ever been brought to tears by a
live show once, and it was for The Famines who were closing out Wyrd
Fest II, in a performance that was both visceral and unexpectedly sweet.
As Bruno Latour would say, we have been enrolled. The Complete Collected Singles
is a small
encyclopedia of minimalist-maximalist modernist noise garage songs from
2008 to present. These songs range from sly to monstrous, teething to
biting. Indeed, The Famines are a band working in extremes, pushing
two-piece dynamics simultaneously toward new highs and new lows. In a
culture of disposability, The Famines offer something worth
holding on to. When you find yourself weeding out your record collection
in five years, you will hold onto The Complete Collected Singles. Famines guitarist/vocalist Raymond Biesinger’s sleeve visuals give these things a lasting appeal.
Praise for The Famines - The Complete Collected Singles LP:
"Where the fuck have I been? Not Canada, obviously. Because if I were,
I’m pretty sure the Famines would be my favorite band. On the
soon-to-be-released (pre-order available now, with a November 11 release
date) The Complete Collected Singles LP, the Famines grab you from the
beginning with “Hi Hi Hi” and never really let loose throughout their
eleven song assault." Get Bent (November 4, 2011)
"If The Who had come of age in the 21st century, this is what “My
Generation” might have sounded like. The mighty, very British-sounding
racket that ensues here is all the more impressive when you realize it’s
being made by two guys from Edmonton." - John Sakimoto, Toronto Star (November 3, 2011)
"With the raw energies and blasted out recordings of this noise rock
twosome, the Famines will melt your face, leaving you feening for
more..." Mondo Nation (November 2, 2011)"
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 22 November, 2011.