August 27, 2011
YouTube Rodeo: Fashoda Crisis' "Animals"
Rock and roll music: You like it. We like it. Essex, UK-based noise rock trio Fashoda Crisis plays it. You will watch their video --populated as it is with various perversions of your dreams as a seven-year-old in stop motion with much yelling -- and for the first two-thirds of it you will wonder what the hell is going on. We took this as a sign that Fashoda Crisis are on to something (or at least on something). "Animals" is a single from the band's forthcoming sophomore set Him Make They Learn Read, which will be released in September. The song presents an ominous prelude before blasting into some head-down, hard rock boogie that rests somewhere on an imaginary axis between Fugazi and Fu Manchu. Based on our social networks, many of you are drinking heavily right now and waiting for the hurricane or tornadoes to tear your roof off. Let Fashoda Crisis ease you into it. The band formed in 2005 and its first record was called Mischief Of One Kind And Another (a title which we are very familiar with from reading the source to our daughter almost daily), and it was self-released by the band in January 2009. We don't have a hard date for the release of Him Make They Learn Read, but rest assured it is coming. Stream or download "Animals" via the embed below.