Montreal’s ¡FLIST! has been on our radar for quite some time, little did we know that during that time he had been working on a magnum opus denser and more layered than most debuts we cover on the blog. This makes sense since Fuck You I’m Dead took eight years to make, which is an impressive feat in of itself.
The record plays like a concept album, with unified themes of death, terror and general sense of unease throughout. While sonically similar, no two songs sound alike: there’s the frenetic freak-out of “Imagine,” the Nick Cave goth-rock of opener “Purify Your Soul,” and the horror music chase-scene of “Cruoritosis.” It’s clear that ¡FLIST! is one of the most fascinating things going right now, and we just hope we don’t need to wait another eight years for the next release.
Fuck You I’m Dead is out now on Art Not Love available digitally, on cassette or as a limited edition silk-screened poster.
Mix: Silent Shout Best of October 2014
1. Majical Cloudz – Your Eyes
2. Swim Good & RLMDL – Saturday
3. VOTIIV – Stay Away
4. ¡FLIST! – Big Black Coffin (Screaming Lord Sutch cover)
5. Johnny Couteau – À La Jeune Fille aux Longs Cheveux Noirs
6. Galaxius Mons – Controller Down (feat. Jef Barbara)
7. James Irwin – Face Value
8. Timber Timbre – Curtains!? (Doomsquad Remix feat. Simone Schmidt)
9. Bazarian – Castle on a Cloud
10. YlangYlang – Tiny Balconies
11. Moon Maker – Off the Moon
12. Antoine93 – The Physical Aspect of Love
13. Xarah Dion – L’Asphalte Chaude
14. Jamaican Queens – Bored and Lazy
15. Motëm – Truth be Knownst
16. Boyhood – Make Up
17. Ginla – Things You Have
18. Los Echo – Bold Fire
Just in time for halloween Montreal’s irrepressible ¡FLIST! has released a spooktacular cover of “Till The Following Night” by 1960s weirdo UK singer Screaming Lord Sutch. The ¡FLIST! version eschews the sound effects and saxophones of the original in favor of his typical synth driven Bad Seedsesque slinking, managing to wring moments of genuine menace out of what is admittedly a novelty song. The Joe Meek produced original, which (bizarrely) features lead guitar from Jimmy Page, and had it’s title changed from “My Big Black Coffin” in order to “protect the innocent,” is given a neat little write up here, a worthwhile read for any fans of 60s pop oddity. Happy haunting boys and ghouls!