BeatRoute is pleased to premiere The Faps’ new album Grimelda, out today digitally and available physically on April 13 via Double Lunch Records. Scroll on to listen, and check out their comprehensive Western Canadian tour dates as well.
The chaotic, noisy duo of The Faps has been touring Canada for a couple years, but Blair Colwell and Skyler Cafferata have been playing music together since well before that. Based in rural Saskatchewan, the pair have been captivating audiences near and far with their dynamic drum and guitar power-noise. Unignorable and unforgettable, their sound is influenced by a variety of different genres and the overlooked beauty in everyday life.
Grimelda, by The Faps, is what entering Fight Club for the first time feels like. Dangerous and exhilarating, each track brings a constant excitement that makes you want to throw your body into a noise-rock dream. From the first punch of “John Denver,” each song to follow brings a new set of catchy and grimey guitar blended perfectly with angst driven drum and cymbal crashes. The two Saskatchewan punks curate a full and immense sound thick with desperate emotion, home-schooled math-rock riffs, and seamless tempo changes. Including some of Saskatchewan’s finest, the album features: Laura Beach (Twin Voices), Jeffrey Popiel (Minor Matter, Juniperus), Erik Hepp (Swayze, A Ghost in Drag), and Megan Nash. Uncontrolled and lawless, Grimelda, is an addicting album that inspires a show you don’t want to miss.
Grimelda is being released on Double Lunch Records (Edmonton) and is available for digital release April 1 and physical release April 13.
04 / 20 Edmonton AB – The Sewing Machine Factory
04 / 21 Calgary AB – Dickens Pub
04 / 23 Banff AB – Pump & Tap
04 / 25 Vernon BC – Record City
04 / 26 Kelowna BC – Fernando’s Pub
04 / 27 Mission BC – Captains Cabin Pub
04 / 28 Vancouver BC – The Woods Studio
05 / 01 Vancouver BC – Stylus Records
05 / 02 Abbotsford BC – Carport Manor
05 / 03 Rossland BC – The Flying Steamshovel
05 / 04 Nelson BC – The Royal on Baker
05 / 05 Lethbridge AB – Owl Acoustic Lounge
05 / 06 Moose Jaw SK – The Park HotelDickens, Dickens Pub, Double Lunch, Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saskatchewan, The Faps, The Sewing Machine Factory