I SET MY FRIENDS ON FIRE TO INCINERATE THE SCENE WITH DEBUT ALBUM THIS FALL
Experiemental Electro-Grind Duo Will Release Their Highly Anticipated Debut Album On October 7th
Epitaph Records' newest signing, I Set My Friends On Fire, will release their outrageous debut album, You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter, on October 7th. Combining elements of grindcore, pop, hardcore and electronica, the precocious duo have crafted twelve hard hitting and truly ironic tracks that showcase their unique style of music and hilarious sense of humor.
Formed in 2007 by Matt (vocals) and Nabil (instruments/programming/vocals), ISMFOF have set the scene ablaze with their brand of controversial music like their wildly popular hardcore version of Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat," which created an on-line sensation and will be featured on the forthcoming album. In June of this year, the duo entered the studio with From First To Last guitarist/vocalist Travis Richter at the helm. "Travis is one of the few people we think would understand the direction we're trying to go on our debut album," says Nabil. "Working with him, and engineer Lee Dyess, definitely took our sound to the next level. Fans will be delighted to hear how far our music has evolved from our first tracks that we posted on our Myspace page. Also, since we had a relatively short amount of time to produce this release, the quick-paced environment added that much more energy to the songwriting and recording sessions, and we feel this energy is apparent in the tracks."
You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter melds the band's unique sense of humor (as evidence, simply read the song titles and lyrics) with an onslaught of thrash angular guitar riffs, pulsing dance beats, brutal breakdowns, sassy screams and lush melodic choruses. "Our album is very eclectic and we feel that it will give the people something completely new," explains Nabil. "It has all kinds of styles woven in. The album is like a typical relationship gone wrong, spanning emotions that include joy, uncertainty, anger, hate, confusion, alienation, and everything in between."
ISMFOF ambush listeners from the get-go with the tumultuous track "Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beerholder," which pairs metal riffs and hardcore breakdowns with melodic sing along choruses. A virtual workout, physically and aurally, the album continues its relentless electro-grindfest with tracks like "Ravenous, Ravenous Rhino," "WTFWJD" and "ASL," which will have everyone spastically convulsing towards the dance floor. "Fans will find the tracks they've come to know us for, including "Crank Dat," and "ASL," but the album has many new tracks which continue the energy and songwriting that fans to come to know us for," says Nabil. "There are also more mellow tracks, including the "Interlude," which is a very chilled out instrumental break from the intensity of the rest of the album."
You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter Tracklisting:
1. Sh!t It Talks....I'm Out Of Here
2. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
3. Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beerholder
4. Things That Rhyme With Orange
7. Ravenous, Ravenous Rhinos
8. HxC 2-Step
10. Crank That
11. But The NUNS Are Watching...
12. Reese's Pieces, I Don't Know Who John Cleese Is?