Saturday, March 1, 2008

World/Inferno Friendship Society Kickoff West Coast Tour To SXSW!


Kickoff West Coast Tour To SXSW!

“A combination of Bruce Springsteen, The Pogues and the noise the devil makes as cities burn. It's one thing to talk about the destruction of institutions that hold society together, but another to mean it. World/Inferno Friendship Society means it, or seems to, and it's unclear which is more dangerous.” - NPR

"A raucous, nine-person cabaret act that introduced a welcome touch of anarchy to the cozy Caucus Patio" - Entertainment Weekly

"Showtune-esque vocals, plenty of horns, and hooks that are impossible *not* to sing along to." - Alternative Press

“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.” –

"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." -

View photos from Peter Lorre Live @ NPR's World Cafe HERE!

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"Addicted to Bad Ideas" is the new album from the collective known as The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Gotham City's anarchist big-band originally known for bringing their brand of circus inspired swing-punk to rooftops, basements, halls, churches and anywhere their fire-breathing mayhem was accepted. The Inferno has since created a cult-following (especially in the New York City metropolitan area) that is so magical, their live appearances are some of the most intense and eagerly anticipated events of the weekend.

Recorded by Don Fury and featuring, for the first time ever, a full orchestra backing the group, "Addicted to Bad Ideas" is by far the band's most fascinating work yet. Premiering live in Fall 2007 @ WXPN's World Cafe in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Chunksaah Records release of the band's new record, and followed by a nation-wide tour w/ Against Me!, one of America’s finest progressive punk bands bring their unique vision to the stage, and delves into the most comprehensive and intriguing work the World/Inferno Friendship Society has ever brought us.

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
Raja Najib - Piano
Kevin Raczka - Drums


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!

“Addicted To Bad Ideas” Tracklist:
1. Peter Lorre Overture (4.47)
2. With A Good Criminal Heart (2.57)
3. "M" Is For Morphine (3.03)
4. And Embarked On A Life Of Poverty (3.34)
5. Ich Erinnere Mich An Die Weimarer Republik (4.15)
6. I Just Make Faces (2.47)
7. Everybody Comes To Rick's (2.08)
8. Cathy Catharine (2.51)
9. Thumb Cinema (3.25)
10. Addicted To Bad Ideas (3.16)
11. Heart Attack '64 (2.40)

Addicted To Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s 20th Century (September 11th, 2007)
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)

Feb 29 2008 Fritz’s Reno, Nevada
Mar 1 2008 Club Deluxe San Francisco, California
Mar 2 2008 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
Mar 3 2008 Collective for Arts,Freedom and Ecology Infoshop Fresno, California
Mar 4 2008 Bike Church Santa Cruz
Mar 5 2008 La Casa de la Raza Santa Barbara, California
Mar 6 2008 glasshouse records pomona, California
Mar 7 2008 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, California
Mar 8 2008 3805 House Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 9 2008 The PHIX Phoenix, Arizona
Mar 10 2008 The Rad Shack Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mar 12 2008 Red Blood Club Dallas, Texas
Mar 13 2008 Ms. bea’s(sxsw pre-party) Austin, Texas
Mar 14 2008 SXSW Austin, Texas Solid PR / Sailor Jerry Showcase w/ Unsane, Fucked Up, Paint it Black, Man Man, An Albatross, Team Robespierre, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, etc
Mar 15 2008 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 17 2008 Dragons Den New Orleans
Mar 19 2008 The Muse nashville, Tennessee
Mar 20 2008 The Joli Rogue Ashville, North Carolina
Mar 22 2008 Court Tavern New Brunswick, New Jersey
Mar 22 2008 Court Tavern New Brunswick

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