Name: Foreign Film Star
Album: Dim the Lights and Leave for a Better Place
Nick – mostly drums
Bailey – mostly guitar
Yunker – mostly bass
Jamie – mostly vocals & guitar
(they list instruments on a song-by-song basis!)
Pre-Script (The other P.S.) Meh, it was Canada Day, so I was a bit late posting. Whatever, I’m posting on CASINO DAY (07/07/07) So common, that makes up for it!)
Alright, so I’ve been listening to this album for a while now trying to get an accurate review on them but every time I load it up I end up getting sidetracked. Hence why by this point I’ve got no idea what to classify Foreign Film Star. Psychedelic / Alternative / Shoegaze. There. I’ve classified it. Now that I *SEE* them saying they’re Psychedelic, I can see where that came from. It’s pretty trippy. I wonder what it’d be like to listen to this band while high. Not that I do that. Seriously. I’m as edge as one can get without the urge to always carry straight-razors with me, giant X’s tattooed on my hands and the need to beat people up all the time.
I’m not a big giant fan of instrumentals, or songs that carry little to no lyrical content and contain very little in the way of vocals. This band does these songs nicely, but not my cup of tea. The other songs are varied towards songs I want to listen to and almost head bang to… ALMOST. And songs I want to groove to. That means nothing to anyone else but me since I’ve been known to groove to some pretty ungroovable music.
I wouldn’t mind seeing how a band pulls off lots of instrumentals in a live performance. Also the amount of hand-clapping and foot-stomping that goes on during their recording sessions. How does one record a foot stomp? I digress. There’s no ideal place I don’t think to listen to FFS. Just a lot of casual places that it might possibly fit in.