The first three albums by Foot Village, the Los Angeles noise/drum/holler/weirdo quartet, were about a future world in which the only survivors of the apocalypse were those living in a place called Foot Village. The band's new album, Make Memories, is not billed as a continuation of this trilogy. But it sure feels like it. There are a lot of hyper-orgiastic rhythms and manic yelps and cult gibberish, as well as some undeniable doomsday proclamations. Why can't these kids shake the apocalypse?
"I don't know," says drummer/vocalist Grace Lee. "We talk about the end of the world a lot. For me, I have issues with things ending, and the whole concept of change and letting-go. When we sing about it, it's about learning to be okay with that. And learning to find ways of letting-go and rebirth and becoming comfortable with new things."
Speaking of new things, Foot Village has recently become extremely fascinated with strip clubs. Apparently every time the band is touring and touches down in a new European city, they go looking for weird sex clubs. As you might expect, this has led them into some dicey situations. After Grace and I talked about the apocalypse for a bit, we talked about how Foot Village once searched for an underground maze in Berlin where something called a "Sex Minotaur" was rumored to live. And then we talked about the time in Prague when she thought they were all gonna die.
Foot Village play Death By Audio April 13, and Silent Barn April 15.
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