Gotham City's punk-rock-cabaret-anarchist-carnival-troupe, better known as the WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY, just back from a massive US tour w/ the Bouncing Souls, will be kicking off a small set of US dates w/ LIFETIME, in support of their latest full-length "Red-Eyed Soul" out now on Chunksaah!
World/Inferno Friendship Society w/ Lifetime!
Feb 9 2007 Black Cat Washington DC
Feb 10 2007 Bowery Ballroom ---SOLD OUT! New York City
Feb 11 2007 Axis Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 2 2007 Trocadero Theater Philadelphia w/ Leftover Crack and Citizen Fish!
“If you're looking for something different, important and fun (all at the same time), then I can think of no CD that fits the bill as well as Red-Eyed Soul.” – Punknews.org
"The word "unique" doesn't even describe half of the qualities that make the WORLD INFERNO / FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY a compelling recorded and live act. This compact of friends and roaring musicians is "disorderly conduct" in motion, enacted with a fervor that cannot be washed out." - Pastepunk.com
"Showtune-esque vocals, plenty of horns, and hooks that are impossible *not* to sing along to." - Alternative Press
"A raucous, nine-person cabaret act that introduced a welcome touch of anarchy to the cozy Caucus Patio" - Entertainment Weekly
*** Read Spin.com’s live review of the Hallowmas on the High Seas Halloween Boat Cruise around Manhattan HERE! ***
Punk rock? Swing? Cabaret? Whatever you choose to call them, the
collective known as World/Inferno Friendship Society has been an East Coast
staple for the past decade. Originally known for bringing their brand of
circus inspired anarchist-swing-punk to rooftops, basements, halls, churches
and anywhere their fire-breathing mayhem was accepted, the band created a
cult-following (especially in the New York City metropolitan area) that is
so magical, their live appearances are the most intense and eagerly
anticipated events of the weekend.
With a cast of characters so awe-inspiring, not only can’t the audience keep
itself from dancing uncontrollably, it also won’t keep its eyes off the
beauty, originality, and diversity that exists within the band itself.
Their live shows and music creates a feeling of unity and importance that is
incredibly necessary for every punk rock and music fan who are fortunate
enough to know of their existence.
Honest, stimulating, and incredibly gifted as musicians, World/Inferno
continue to craft some of the most energetic music around. Red-Eyed Soul (recorded by master-mind Don Fury) is a fifteen track powerhouse of driving and touching music, that proves the band not only stand atop most everything being produced today, they show a maturing that provides an album of unparalleled complexity and talent that will be sure to make new fans for the punk rock scene and (way) beyond.
The World/Inferno Friendship Society
Jack Terricloth - Vocals
Sandra Malak - Bass/Background Vocals
Lucky Strano - Guitar
Semra Ercin - Percussion/Background Vocals
Franz Nicolay - Keyboards/Accordion
Maura Corrigan - Alto Saxophone
Peter Hess - Tenor Saxophone
Ken Thomson - Baritone Saxophone
Ben Kotch - Drums
NYC's disturbingly cult-like, circus-related, Halloween-tent-revival orchestra The World/Inferno Friendship Society perform Red-Eyed Soul show tunes for the swarming punk rock masses. The World/Inferno Friendship Society is not a rock band with a horn section; it's a fully-integrated orchestra of young men and women writing for you songs of the wine, freedoms and foibles which make life more than waking up and going to work every day. Nine pieces - 2 drummers 4 horns 2 guitars way too many teeth a piano and an accordion. Sign the fuck up!
Fate, my friends, loves the Fearless. And We, in turn, love You. Don't turn away from love, friends--don't be chicken. THE WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY is all the proof you need. With songs so sweet and a quicksilver beat, a lean 9-piece orchestra of girls and boys plays the cabaret-soul-punkety soundtrack to your romances and disasters. The vaudeville circus you always wished your life could be can be--just come and see!
Red-Eyed Soul – CD (2006)
Me V. Angry Mob - CDEP/12" (2005)
Speak Of Brave Men - CDEP/7" (2004)
The Expatriate Act - Track on Rock Against Bush Vol.1 Compilation CD (2004)
Hallowmas - Live at North Six - CD (2003)
Just The Best Party - CD (2002)
International Smashism - Vinyl EP (2001)
East Coast Super Sound Punk Of Today! - The Singles CD (2000)
I Wouldn't Want To Live in a World without Grudges - 7" (2000)
Pumpkin Time - 7" (1999)
The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League - CD/LP (1997)
Our Candidate - 7" (1997)
The Models and The Mannequins - 7" (1996)
Tattoos Fade - 7" (1996)
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