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This Band is (Sofy) Major(ly) Awesome

  • Kip Wingerschmidt


Back in November, a couple weeks after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and umpteen other areas, my super awesome band FAMILY had the delightful opportunity to play a show with super awesome Franch Franche post-harcore post-post noise rockers Sofy Major.

They were in America not only for a tour, but also to record a full-length album with engineer/mixer/producer extraordinaire Andrew Schneider at his then-recently-completed Translator Audio studio held within the brand spanking new South Sound complex in Gowanus Brooklyn, which housed another recording studio and tons of band practice spaces.  Just a few days after Sofy Major arrived in America and were getting pumped to lay some tracks down, the hurricane hit and the recording studio was completely destroyed.  What a fucking buzzkill.

But these guys are troopers, and as said in the below video, that experience gave them “the perfect opportunity to test our French hobo skills in North America”.  Amidst this tragic occurance (and with a little help from Unsane’s Dave Curran), Schneider and the boys bounced back and utilized another couple recording studios (Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound) to get the album recorded, and that result, entitled Idolize, will now be released on Solar Flare Records on May 31st.

Brooklyn Vegan Invisible Oranges is streaming the track “Steven the Slow” (which features Dave Curran as well, and surprisingly is not about how long it takes me to get ready for a night out on the town), you can hear another rad track on the band’s Bandcamp page, and also check out the trailer for a documentary about the band right here:

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