Five songs recorded in Los Angeles for KXLU's Part-Time Punks show (kind of like a Peel Session) in a single day (and often a single take) by Josiah Mazzaschi at the Cave Studio.
The Big Takeover magazine's best singles/EPs for 2019.
The Big Takeover 84, #27 on Jack's Top 40:
"Bands are releasing their LA "Part Time Punks" radio sessions, and like BBC Sessions, they open windows to quasi-live crunch, only with studio sound. Consequently, this EP becomes the go-to for this Seattle four, eclipsing their fine 2010 debut "Empty Words Fill Lonely Spaces" as C'est La Mort and 2017 self-titled LP. Fotoform's design is still a riot of '80s postpunk, like our Independent Project (For Against, Shiva Burlesque, Red Temple Spirits, Savage Republic) and English 4AD/factory heights. But holy [insert expletive], they sound bigger, louder, more exciting, and insistent! Female singer/bassist Kim House sounds as forlornly powerful as For Against's Jeffrey Runnings circa "Amen Yves," and Geoffrey Cox's and Stephen Jones' windy, shimmering sparkling guitars are as mesmerizing as Choir Invisible's Thames Sinclair or Pale Saint's Graeme Naysmith. All five cuts – including a CLM track and one from Jones' old Red Martian – are so hot, they should return to the Cave with Josiah Mazzaschi and make more." - Jack Rabid
released April 12, 2019
Kim House – bass, vocals
Geoffrey Cox – guitar
Garrett Croxon – drums
Stephen Jones – guitar, vocals
Recorded on a late summer afternoon by Josiah Mazzaschi at The Cave Studio, Los Angeles.
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering, Seattle.
Design by Kara Mia Fenoglietto.
Thanks to: Part Time Punks, Michael Stock, Josiah Mazzaschi, Cheryl Waters and everyone at KEXP, Jack Rabid, The Prids, friends and bands and friends in bands around the world.
All songs by Fotoform. Words by Kim. All rights reserved. (p) Pitch a lily music (ASCAP) 2019
“Collapse” originally by C’est la Mort. Words by Kim, music by Kim, Geoff, Karyn, Kirstin.
“Use” originally by Red Martian. Words and music by Stephen “no, not Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols” Jones.
Seattle’s Fotoform create beautiful, dreamy post-punk. New album, Horizons, out now! KEXP says:
band’s second album is a well-crafted blend of post-punk and dream-pop with atmospheric guitars and synths, driving rhythms, ethereal vocals, hypnotic song hooks and lyrics of grief, love and loss."...more