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Feral Children

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There are two bands with the name Feral Children.

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Not long ago, a band of backwoods guys named Feral Children uprooted themselves to Seattle and immediately created a ruckus with songs of primal intensity soaring with pop sensibility. Pacific Northwest tastemakers jumped all over their 2007 debut, Second to the Last Frontier: “ will undoubtedly be heralded as one of 2007’s best” (The Stranger), “the future is now for the Feral Children” (John Richards, KEXP), and even “Perfect, absolutely perfect” (Seattle Sound Magazine). And the visceral ferocity of their live performances quickly earned them choice slots at most major Seattle venues (Showbox, Neumos, The Crocodile, Bumbershoot, etc.) followed by national tours to CMJ and SXSW.

Their haunting 2nd LP, Brand New Blood (also produced by Scott Colburn of Animal Collective fame) evokes Feral Children’s rural PNW territory - sprawling, chilly, vast, strange, and, at times, violently stormy. The schoolboy-choir harmonizing and classic “oohs” over the more delicate compositions on Brand New Blood sound like this pack of Feral Children ate Grizzly Bear, while the louder, angular, and unpredictable stretches suggest Sigur Ros gone rabid. The album is all about haunting atmospheres; specifically, the Pacific Northwest woods featured in Twin Peaks or Twilight. It feels as if it were recorded along the banks of the Green River Gorge in January at 3 a.m., with the cold blankets of synthesizer (“Kid Origami”), their trademark tooth-clattering, dueling percussion that sounds like the breaking of bones (“Castrato”), and the volatile, strangling guitars (“Enchanted Parkway”).

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  • QueenAreola

    It's cuz there's a band from Saskatoon called Feral Children that are reminiscent of Animal Collective.

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • eliot_r

    how is this anything like animal collective?

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • zombiemonkey47

    They should be coming out with a new album in July, I'm excited. Brand New Blood was one of my favourite albums of 2010.

    16 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mootles

    better than animal collective x 100000

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • itstariq

    Band isn't bad, but the comparison to Trouble Books makes no sense to me.

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Vitamin_Water

    Great music.

    22 May 2010 Reply
  • solacefm

    Brand New Blood is fantastic

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • pikestcrawler

    one big meh!

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • lukeloseth

    meh.

    15 Feb 2010 Reply
  • plutoTheExile23

    there was a facebook add that said, "love animal collective check out feral children..." BULL SHIT!

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
  • billynoskills

    i just assumed this band was massive. why hasn't the world cottoned on?

    9 Jan 2010 Reply
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    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • GangWarily

    Hmm so it says on their myspace that they're playing at Neumos on July 29th...can anyone confirm this??

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Mandrake315

    Saint = Best track..

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • backroomghost

    Good band, Bad comparisons, Ugly cover art

    17 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Halo07

    the video for Spy/Glass House is really good. a great band, that's for sure

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • L0VESTONED

    Check out this brief interview and performance of Feral Children at The Viper Room. It's pretty cool. http://www.mydamnchannel.com/MN/Music_Nights/TheViperRoom_928.aspx

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • danieletsh

    there were an italian band called 'feral children' as well..

    18 Nov 2008 Reply
  • deevo

    why are they tagged italian?

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • imhistoric

    madd good.

    10 Nov 2008 Reply
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