Almost exactly a year after their show in 2009, Holy Fuck returned to the Grog Shop with their experimental electro-rock. Last year’s show was probably one of my favorite summer shows, with a diverse crowd that went from head-nodding to all-out dancing in very little time. This years show had much more drive behind it, with Holy Fuck having just released their third album, Latin, and touring the U.S. nonstop. The show was much more crowded than I would’ve imagine, and the crowd was especially strange from what I could tell. But I found a nice spot on the side stage leaning against a speaker, and had a great vantage point for the whole show. Their newest addition to their show were this lights on the floor that were linked up to the soundboard, so during their loudest parts the lights would be madness. Their setlist included songs from their self-titled (“Super Inuit”, “Lovely Allen”, “The Pulse”), Latin (“1MD”, “Red Lights”, “Latin America”, “Stay Lit”, “Silva & Grimes”). The biggest surprises for me was how arena-rock ready they sounded on “Stay Lit”, and how they pulled out “The Pulse” near the end of their set. I got a video of Latin‘s opening track “1MD”, leading into funky jam “Red Lights”, and check out some of the photos. Most of them are pretty blurry, but they actually captured the show pretty well. Jump for videos of “Super Inuit” and “1MD/Red Lights” and a bunch of photos.
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Tags: Photos, Shows, Video
Genre: Experimental, Electronic, Instrumental
Location: Toronto, Canada
Label: Young Turks
02. Red Lights
03. Latin America
04. Stay Lit
05. Silva & Grimes
06. SHT MTN
After 2007′s amazing LP, three straight years of tours and festivals, and a lineup finally in-stone, Holy Fuck come back in 2010 with their third album, Latin. Before I say anything about the album itself, let it be known LP was a favorite of mine for a long time and Latin is already beginning to pass it. I thought it was going to be extremely hard for them to top their past effort but they have seemingly done it with ease. The biggest change from LP is that Holy Fuck have definitely developed a more mature and serious tone for Latin, assuming hundreds of shows and a finally steady lineup have helped that. That’s not to say they don’t have anymore dance epics like “Super Inuit” and “The Pulse”, the album still pours them out. Tracks “Red Lights” and “Latin America” still show Holy Fuck at their best, along with a much fuller sound than I think they have every hit before. Latin will be out early May and you can preorder it from Beggars Group in the US, and Rough Trade in UK, and it will come with a CD of four non-album tracks! Sounds like a deal!
Tags: Electronic, Experimental
Genre: Experimental, Electronic
Location: Toronto, Canada
1. Lovely Allen
2. Super Inuit (Studio)
3. Lovely Allen (Riton Rerub)
4. Lovely Allen (Minotaur Shock Broadmead Redevelopment Version)
5. Lovely Allen (No Age Remix)
It’s hard for me to say a remix is better than the original song, but the Riton Rerub Remix makes a run for it.