The Famines

The Famines

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the Famines channel '70s punk and modern noise, Sabbath fills and unbalanced structures, songs about Islam, songs about buying, and songs about affections and dislikes. They perform and compose with purpose, they sweat like dogs in cars.

Biography

The following is accurate: Edmonton's Famines are fresh, alert, modern, minimalist, and for the most part loud. They perform with fire and heat. Though only becoming a unit together in mid-2008, Drummer Garrett Heath Kruger (ex-Wolfnote, psychology whiz) and singer-guitarist Raymond E. Biesinger (ex-Vertical Struts, tri-continental graphic artist and scene historian) have nailed almost a hundred shows between Victoria to Halifax in the form of two national tours and a hanful of regionals. Also in their quiver: three 7" records, a book, and a live full-length cassette coupled with a record-breaking 268-page liner note book.

Presently the Famines channel '70s punk and modern noise, Sabbath fills and unbalanced structures, songs about Islam, songs about buying, and songs about affections and dislikes. They perform and compose with purpose, they sweat like dogs in cars.

Maybe of note: the band has 18 campus radio top-30 hits at stations from Vancouver to Halifax, enjoyed reviews from dozens of magazine from the Wire to Maximum Rock-n-roll, and has played with We Are Wolves, the King Khan & BBQ Show, thee Evaporators, Andrew W.K., Women, AIDS Wolf and the Shearing Pinx, etc. Next stop: two more 7" records and their third national tour by mid-2010. Please listen to them and note them.

Discography

-2X7 (Independent/Pop Echo):4 song debut release on double 7", cassette and 8-track

-July 14 2008(Belgravian Press): Cassette accompanied by a 328 page bound book of contextual liner notes.

-Free love is a sales technique/First World War(Reluctant)- sophomore 7"

-Bloodstains Across Alberta Comp (Mammoth Cave)

-Upcoming 7" (Mammoth Cave): 2 songs single available early 2010

-Upcoming 7" (Flemish Eye Records) seven inch club

Set List

10-12 song sets clocking in at approx 25-35 minutes

I Like Some of the
Things You Do (2:25)
Gimme Some
Numbers (3:44)
AB (0:55)
Hi Hi Hi (3:53)
First world War (2:47)
Faux Famous (2:16)
Syllables (2:00)
TWA Flight 553 (4:58)
Free love is a sales technique (2:10)
Got Lies if You
Want Them (3:46)
the Rumour Mill (5:54)