“The record sounds like a spooky transmission from some post-apocalypse.”
—The Big Takeover
“My favorite new band.”
ft (the Shadow Government)
The Black and White Album
ft (the Shadow Government) layers drums, guitars, vocals and electronic whines and whirs, throws it through some oscillators and other electronic wizardry, and comes out with its carefully manipulated, genre-less sound.
Even with sound design credits and the heavy use of circuitry, the band has more in common with Black Flag than Brian Eno.
The Black and White Album, its second full-length, the band picks up where earlier recordings left off. A massive collaboration, recorded at ten locations — including Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio, Mike Lust’s Phantom Manor and the gun range at Freedonia Ranch — the album features guest performances by William Elliot Whitmore, STNNNG’s Chris Besinger, Tornavalanche’s Zach Westerdahl and nine others.
Formerly known as Flaccid Trip, ft (the Shadow Government) has played and toured with the likes of STNNNG, Call Me Lightning, The Flying Luttenbachers, William Elliott Whitmore, The Plastic Constellations, Jenny Hoyston, The Bitter Tears, and Racebannon.
Punk? Sort of.
Paranoid anti-government noise from the Heartland? Abso-fucking-lutely.
- More Instruments
- The Greatest Generation Doesn't Have to Apologize for Anything
- Piles of Money
- Clitorious P.I.G. (Female Cop)
- Forked Tongue (Steady Groove)
- Watch Out for that Bullet, Guy
- Dong is My Autopilot
- Bullshit Shit
- Doubt at the Shevel
- Wandering Song
- Drone Song
- So Many Limo Seats
- Momo Eat the Taxman (mp3)