Canadian quartet Holy Fuck are in town this week for two shows: on Tuesday the 19th they will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), while Bowery Ballroom plays host on Wednesday the 20th (tickets). Apart from a few gigs here and there, including the last time I saw them, a surprise set as Holy Fun at Death By Audio three years ago (featured image), the band took their time with other projects until releasing fourth album, Congrats, in May, their first album in six years. You can hear a couple of tunes after the jump.
Holy Fuck have always been a hard band to describe, to the point where it seems labels are plucked out of thin air, dance-rock is probably the best I can do, and yet that doesn’t do justice either. They have always gone against the grain with what is popular at a given moment, and Congrats is a left-turn for the band themselves given that it was recorded in an actual studio rather than their usual barn, and yet the songs have more of a claustrophobic quality to them. Seeing the band live is possibly the best way to experience them as well, so don’t miss your chance this week!