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The World/Inferno Friendship Society


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Brooklyn NY, United States

The World/Inferno Friendship Society is a band from Brooklyn, New York. Its style merges , , and , while its collective membership features horns, piano, guitar, a number of percussionists, as well as a variety of other instruments such as accordion, xylophone and orchestra bells.

This musical collective has historically had over 30 members, including former members of Dexys Midnight Runners. Usually one can expect to see about nine or ten members on-stage when they perform. The group is led by singer Jack Terricloth and guitarist Lucky Strano, who have been the most constant members throughout the group’s history. Terricloth is known for his pointed commentary during shows: his monologues have touched on politics, his transformation from the “old school,” and baiting of bouncers which usually end up with the band buying drinks for the whole staff.

Members have also played in Sticks and Stones, Guignol, The Hold Steady, Nanuchka, Kid Casanova, Anti-Social Music, Morning Glory, Planned Collapse, Star Fucking Hipsters, The Dresden Dolls, and have been guests on Mischief Brew, stellastarr*, Public Radio International and Leftöver Crack recordings, as well as having The Casualties, along with Paul Maroon of Jonathan Fire*Eater on guitar, make a guest appearance on the recording of “Our Candidate”.


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  • Maagikki

    @skazroom: Completamente de acuerdo!

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Psycho-Physics

    Damn! It was so cool that these guys opened for LC. Really got to nerd out at a great show with some people who came to see these guys and ended up staying for LC.

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • skazroom

    Que gente tan pendeja diciendo que suenan "mainstream" en fin alla ellos con sus rollos, el mas reciente disco es genial digno de ser escuchado de inicio a fin.

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Coolbutlame

    Packed Funeral probably their best work since Red-Eyed Soul. I swear there's no filler on this one.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Maagikki

    Oh my good goddamn, this album is amazing. At the very least every bit as good as the last one.

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • harukopalmer

    Waiting for the new album =]

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • Maagikki

    "many tracks sound too mainstream" Oh, wow... I'd really like to hear what tracks those would be :DDDDD You silly boy, you.

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • yJURAy

    oh boy

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • arrogance_agony

    many tracks sound too mainstream. but they have some awsome songs.

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
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    25 May 2013 Reply
  • Dynsomnia

    I'm so glad I found these guys from Leftover Crack

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • prinderella

    I finally got to meet Jack and see World/Inferno. Best show I've ever been to - swear to the GP.

    9 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Maagikki

    How's about them new stuffs with Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club? Turnstile Comix #2 made me cream my pants in joy.

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
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    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • FinalPizzaHut

    The Anarchy and the Ecstasy is one of the top 50 albums of 2011!

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fnordexplorer

    world//inferno changed my life

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • BarackFlowbama

    Hallowmas was so fucking awesome. Front row and center the entire time. Already looking forward to next year's.

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Candyman876

    Saw them yesterday at Tompkin's Square in the East Village, immediately got my attention!

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • drinkthosepills

    Does anyone have a spare ticket to the show in Philly tomorrow? :o

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Hiccuple

    Fucking can't wait to see them tonight! Finally, going to get to see them at some place. Always used to miss them or be off by a week or something.

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
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