Name: The Fed Pennies
Album: Fast Cars and Dead Bodies
Jake Smith – guitar & vocals
Aaron Farr – drums
John Matthews – Bass
Tom Spence – Drums
Record Label: Manic in Music Records
Favourite Song: Track 3. (Again, I have no idea what the song names are)
I don’t really have any inside information on this band, except for the fact that I ended up with a DVD that has a name to it, and a CD that doesn’t. I have a feeling I named the DVD as the album name, while the CD is likely a self-titled effort. Fed Pennies, if you’re reading this, please correct me required!
Rock. Garage. Punk. I wouldn’t let my boyfriend see the “Garage” title because I think it has a different connitation in North America then in Europe. But then again maybe it’s all the same by now. All I know is, my boyfriend is a snob to electronic music, and this doesn’t sound very electronic. Is Garage supposed to be “what is played in a garage” or something else? Anyways, I can’t argue with the band, they say themselves they are not tied down to a style of music in their liner notes, and considering I haven’t seen them live, like they insist, I’ll leave it up to the listeners.
I’m listening to the first track on the CD right now and I’m thinking it’s not what I expected. I’m not sure what I expected to be honest, but the first song kind of… swings. For a few seconds I thought I was hearing a keyboard, finally deducted that I was listening to a guitar really not sound like a guitar. Impressive.
Eating lobster. Really, what did you expect me to say with a band hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia? If you plan on eating lobster while checking out The Fed Pennies, definitely do it during one of their many summer dates. There’s a Halifax Waterfront Music Festival Friday June the 13th, a Biker FEst June 14th, A Lobster Carnival on American’s Birthday (July 4th), something called Mud Creek Days July 24th and Sam Slick Festival on August 2nd. And what looks like a normal “show” (Rather than a festival or carnival) at the Seahorse on August 15th. A summer of Fed Pennies. What more could the east coast ask for?