Fergus & Geronimo, “No Parties”

Ari Spool

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Fergus & Geronimo always pump quirk into their tracks by the gallon, and with “No Parties” they are taking a pretty simple post-punk melody – catchy, at that – and singing the verses in a thick Cockney drawl. I haven't heard someone imitate a British accent in song since this one girl in choru class who loved horses and Ann of Green Gables used to try and alter her “soprano”. But if F&G didn't do it, this would just be a kind of normal song, albeit one with a fun little Devo-esque keyboard line. And we couldn't have that. That would be awful.

Fergus & Geronimo, “No Parties”

Fergus & Geronimo's Funky Was the State of Affairs is our August 7 on Hardly Art. They go on a little jaunt with Jaill right after that; here are the dates, which include the album's release party where they will perform with a 10-piece band.

08.10.12 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent $
09.05.12 – Detroit, MI – The Lager House*
09.06.12 – Toronto, ONT – Rivoli*
09.07.12 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore*
09.09.12 – Somerville, MA- Johnny D’s*
09.10.12 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
09.11.12 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s* (All Ages)
09.12.12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's* ~
09.18.12 – Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge*
* – w/ Jaill
~ – w/ Tough Shits
$ – w/ People's Temple, Family Curse, Mannequin Pussy, Habibi (DJ set)

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