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Felix 6/9/11

Felix 6/9/11 Kelsey McClure
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  • Date Recorded: June 9,, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Felix
  • Hosting Show: Bob's Scratchy Records
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Floating somewhere in the bayou between Tom Waits and the Replacements is Felix, a lo-fi swamp punk band with a raunchy sound that'll get your stagnant waters a rolling.

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Felix: Live at KDHX 6/9/11 by KDHX

With bellowing vocals, greasy keyboards and a busy percussive sound, Felix started up in January 2008, and has since released two recordings: Bulletproof No. 1 and the Tour 2010 EP.

The eerie sound explodes from Blind Texas Marlin on vocals and guitar, Fabrizio Felipe Furtado, III on keyboards and Big Toe on the drums. Together they produce rough, twangy circus rock. The voodoo touch comes from the slimy yet ethereal keyboards, alternating between creepy church organ runs and blocky bass lines. The rugged voice of Blind Texas Marlin calls to mind Tom Waits strung out in New Orleans.

In the KDHX studio, the New Orleans natives performed a trifecta of original songs. Starting off with the raucous, jangle rock of "Meatloaf," the boys quickly segue into the jazzy intro of "Lemons" with drumming that gives Stewart Copeland a run for his drumsticks. But things get real spooky on the near-epic "Butthole Toast" which sounds like a walk through a graveyard. When Blind Texas Marlin bellows "I sleep in this graveyard so I'm not all alone," you almost believe him.

All photos by Kelsey McClure. See more at her Flickr stream.

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