"Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Just as in European art around the time Paul Gauguin was taking an extended tropical vacation, a new "primitivism" has been sweeping through indie rock, as bands like Animal Collective, El Guincho, Ruby Suns, Vampire Weekend, and Abe Vigoda borrow from African and Micronesian musics. Seattle quintet the Feral Children sound like the Pacific Northwest incarnation of this loose movement, naming themselves after the world's real-life Mowglis and Tarzans while putting spastic Isaac Brock-meets-Avey Tare shouts and atmospheric guitars over dual tribal drums. All that stuff gets raised by howlin' wolves on "Jaundice Giraffe", from the band's Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Arcade Fire)-produced debut LP, Second to the Last Frontier. Droning electronics and wordless chants give way to squealing distortion as singer Jeff Keenan shouts, "They love your yellow skin." Gauguin certainly did. Unless we're actually talking about a sick giraffe?"
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/feralchildrenseattle
Added by sarathan_records on July 23, 2008