Seth Faergolzia's Multibird

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird

 Rochester, New York, USA
BandFolkRock

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird makes a delightful mess. Following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed avant-freakout Beefheart-esque band Dufus, Multibird creates a communal amiability of a warm gathering around the hearth. It's unapologetic and curiously sculpted, ranging from expansive improvisations to raucous toe-tappers, to songs soft and careful. Faergolzia's enigmatic voice, captivating presence, and inimitable songs anchor his enthusiastic crew.

Biography

“I have never heard anything like this before or since.” – Pop Matters

"Like Johnny Cash on 5 double-espressos" - Die Rheinpfalz, Germany

"Profoundly odd" - City Newspaper, Rochester, NY

“I fucking dare you not to love this band.” -- Splendid

“They took that saucepan and spoon and wrote a textured and intense opera… 9 of 10.” – Vice

“Dufus (Seth Faergolzia) plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs.” – The Onion

“As giddy and inventive as it is pissed off, it’s the 21st-century equivalent of the Fugs at their finest.” – Village Voice, NYC

“Whip-smart pop song writing, intricately clever wordplay.” – KUSF/MTV San Francisco

“This is folk rock twisted and distorted into compelling new structures.” – Relix

“Fourteen members strong and phenomenal live.” – NME, UK

“Tender, calm and epiphanistic lyrics.” – New York Press

“Seth Faergolzia could be the poster boy for anti-folk.” -- Stylus

MULTIBIRD
Following in the footsteps of his critically-acclaimed avant-freakout band Dufus -- whose landmark 2003 ROIR album 1:3:1 was hailed by AllMusic's Jesse Jarnow as "the kind of record that could potentially change a listener's life" -- Seth Faergolzia once again makes a delightful mess of musical boundaries with his latest project Multibird.  Initially conceived as a kind of live-action orchestra for Faergolzia's puppet rock opera film, 23 Psaegz, the project was so well loved it evolved into Multibird, the main vehicle for Faergolzia's continued explorations into mind-bending musical realms, outsider art and freak-folk anthems.

Seth Faergolzia and his projects have played stages in over 20 countries and have made appearances at the End of the Road Festival UK, Greenman UK, Rockaway Beach Festival UK, Zappanale Germany, Hunsruck Open Air Germany, Burning Woman Germany, One of a Million Festival Switzerland, Out in the Kraut Switzerland, Fringe Festival and much more.  In addition, they've played support for such acts as Animal Collective, the Yeahyeahyeahs, Kool Keith, Dan Deacon, Jeffrey Lewis, Moldy Peaches, Langhorn Slim, Frank Turner and loads more.

The quartet Multibird consists of acoustic, electric and bass guitar, drumkit, and soaring group vocals.  For bigger events they are oft joined by wind players (flute, trumpet, trombone, sax, tuba).  Where Dufus often reveled in punk-rock gymnastics and Captain Beefheart-esque abrasion, Multibird creates the communal amiability of a warm gathering around the hearth of Faergolzia's musical vision. The music itself is unapologetic and curiously sculpted, ranging from expansive improvisations to raucous  toe-tappers, to songs soft, touching and careful. All the while, Faergolzia's enigmatic voice, captivating presence, and inimitable song structures anchor his enthusiastic crew.

Lyrics

Hand Up Its Butt

Written By: Seth Faergolzia

Hand Up Its Butt - © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Worry 'bout the past tomorrow
Nothing can you do today
When you're looking down in sorrow
You will miss the point, they say

As they say, a puppet runs the world
Only has the power to wave a hand
With a hand up its butt
Better make a stand

You are on a mission of the utmostestest importance
Me, well, I'm the same, on the same mission

Oh....

All nations in the world resolving
To giving all they have to give
One by one all problems solving
Having all the space to live

UH!! Yeah!! UH!! YEAH!!!!!!!

We who we are, we are the young and free
We who we are, we are the young and free

Worry 'bout the past tomorrow
Nothing can you do today
When you're looking down in sorrow
You will miss the point, they say

As they say, a puppet runs the world
Only has the power to wave a hand
With a hand up its butt
Better make a stand

You are on a mission of the utmostestest importance
Me, well, I'm the same, on the same mission

oh....

We who we are, we are the young and free
We who we are, we are the young and free.

Rubberbands

Written By: Seth Faergolzia

Rubberbands – © ⓟ 2014 Seth Faergolzia, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Woo woo, barrel 'round the bend
Choo choo, a hundred thousand miles an hour
Woo woo, this trip'll never end
Choo choo, the speed this takes makes the cowboys cowar

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Oh no, something's up ahead
Don't go, pull the break instead
Won't slow, engine rolling fast down the mountain
Fo' sho', we're gonna end up dead

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Woo woo, get that out the way
Choo choo, stretched across two trees
Woo woo, gonna hit it, best lay low
Choo choo rolls backwards on the breeze

Track road rail, track road rail, track road rail, the on rubberband
Track the on rubberband, track the on rubberband, the put who

Look back! There's another one!
No slack! Stretched out in the sun!
Broke brakes!!! We're gonna hit it, best hold on
Ground shakes! Our little train is done

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Rubberbands, Rubberbands, Rubberbands on the railroad track
Who put the rubberband, Who put the rubberband on the track

Discography

PREVIOUS RELEASES (under Dufus):

1997 Dufus: Our First Born (J-Bird Records)

1998 Dufus: Eee*Lai*Font (Pro-Anti)

1999 Dufus: Revolution (Opulence!/Priapus)

2000 Quankmeyer Faergoalzia: pip (Anti-Pro)

2000 Fun Wearing Underwear (Pro-Anti)

2001 Dufus: Neuborns (Iron Man, Birmingham, UK)

2002 Dufus: 1:3:1 (ROIR)

2004 Dufus: Ball of Design (ROIR)

2004 Seth Faergolzia (Faer Awae)

2006 Dufus: The Last Classed Blast(Iron Man, Birmingham, UK)

2007 Dufus: Legend of Walnut

2007 BHMC Experimental Orchestra (Whprwhil Records, Seattle)

2007 Dufus: King Astronaut

2008 Faergolzia: Tape 2

2009 Dufus: In Monstrous Attitude (ROIR)

2010 Dufus: Eth (CD and full length Vinyl) (Self-Released)

2012 Friend Producers

2013  Seth Faergolzia:  Doubting Won't Do

2015  Seth Faergolzia:  #100songs Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 (four album set)

2016  Seth Faergolzia:  High Diver

COMPILATIONS
2000 Attack Records, Canada

2000 Koala Records, NY

2001 Organ Magazine, UK

2002 Departure Records, UK

2002 Olive Juice Records, NYC

2002 Rough Trade Records, UK

2004 Smoking Gun Records, UK

2007 Trikont, Germany

2011 Awkwardcore Comp, Rochester, NY

2012 Cheap Satanism Records, Belgium

Set List

Live sets feature an array of performance formats including full 9 piece band, 4 piece rock, solo, looping hip hop, live painting, a cappella quartet.

ORIGINALS

RUBBIN' IT IN

GARBAGE NIGHT

RUBBERBAND

LITTLE BITTA REGGAE

HIGH DIVER

COME ON BRANE

WHENLAND

LANDSCAPER

GARBAGE NIGHT

HAND UP ITS BUTT

SPECINAL

WEIRDLY WEATHERED

HOUSE SHOW

RIOT

FEVER LOVE ARRIVAL

HOLY MOTHER

WATERFALL BORDER

RAINY MORNING

BERLIN

WIGGLE WHILE YOU WALK

GLURVLIMP

WANDER

CALL TO ACTION

VIDEO GAMES WITH REAL GUNS

DEVIL, DEVIL

THANK YOU COMPUTER

ANIMAL DOMICILED

YUP'S BIRTHDAY

ANOUK

and many, many more...


COVERS

ROLL BUS ROLL - Jeffrey Lewis

ZELDA - Koji Kondo

NO ONE - Alicia Keys

RIVERS OF BABYLON - The Melodians

HARVEST MOON - Neil Young