Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lord Scrummage - From the Future

The image above isn't actually the album cover for From the Future, just a random picture jacked from the group's Myspace. Even though I couldn't find the real artwork, I think this is a pretty good visual representation of what you're about to listen to. Lord Scrummage is part of Scrummage University, an art collective of sorts that has been releasing rad records and putting on amazing shows (with bands like Prussia) in the sketchiest parts of Detroit for several years now. Shit, when Jason Lytle of Grandaddy had a flight layover he came out to Scrummage where they cooked him dinner and he played an impromptu show. How cool is that? I won't get too deep into Scrummage-lore though. I'm too far removed from Detroit music at this point to even scratch the surface of what Scrummage is all about. I will say that they represent a strong DIY aesthetic and actually have fun with the great music they create. From the Future seems to be a culmination of those ideas. The music is primarily electronic, and recalls the sounds of groups like Animal Collective, but quickly veers off into uncharted musical territory. The songs are incredibly dense but at the same time so catchy that you'll find it difficult to keep yourself from dancing around the room. Make sure you check these guys out when they roll into your town so you can buy their record and tell them how fucking great they are.

Jun 14 2009 8:00P
K Records Den
Olympia, Washington

Jun 15 2009 8:00P
The Jolly Rogers
Portland, Oregon

Jun 16 2009 8:00P
Punk show
Roseburg, Oregon

Jun 18 2009 8:00P
Argus Lounge
San Francisco, California

Jun 19 2009 8:00P
House Party San Francisco

Jun 26 2009 8:00P
w/ Gary Wilson Location TBA
San Diego, California

Jun 27 2009 8:00P
MIA’s Lounge
Flagstaff, Arizona

Jun 28 2009 8:00P
The Hang Art
Tucson, Arizona

Jun 29 2009 8:00P
Help us get a show
somewhere New Mexico

Jun 30 2009 8:00P
Mountain House w/ Daughters of the Sun
Dallas, Texas

Jul 1 2009 8:00P
Houston, Texas

Jul 2 2009 8:00P
Dragons Den
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jul 3 2009 8:00P
Greencup Books
Birmingham, Alabama

Jul 4 2009 8:00P
Greenville, North Carolina

Jul 9 2009 8:00P
Baltimore, Maryland

- Steve

Download From the Future


Anonymous said...

I bought this off of them the day before they left for tour, since they had failed to bring them to their previous nights show. one of the best bands in detroit. the album is amazing.

OngakubakaSteve said...

You're probably a little more familiar with the band than I am but as far as I can tell this is just the dudes from Benny Stoofy operating under a different name right?

CHRIS HF said...

@OngakubakaSteve: The main dudes from Benny Stoofy are in Lord Scrummage, with some additional talent backing them up. Expect Stoofy songs, and a lot of new, refined stuff.

cream jeans said...

all hail lord scrummage!

colleen said...

oh no! dl limit reached!

is a re-up possible for those of us on the late shift?

K.A. said...

re-up plz!

OngakubakaSteve said...

I'll re-up this ASAP. I was having some trouble getting it on Mediafire earlier, hence the yousendit link...

DieterFinch said...

Split the album into 2 zips?

Stephen said...

Yes, everyone from Benny Stoofy is in Lord Scrummage. The additional people backing them up are Dave Rosman, who use to be a part of the Gremlins and the Mood, and currently has his own solo project called Dr. Dali. Dave is from Detroit. Also backing up Lord Scrummage is Bryson Hansen, who use to be in the Mood with Rosman and currently has his own solo project called Gazookabazooka. Bryson is from Oregon. And together they all fuckin' rock. They just played a graduation party in Eugene at my house and it was the best show Eugene has seen in years. My cheap-ass friends even bought merch. FYI.

Anonymous said...

FYI. Not everyone from Benny Stoofy is in Lord Scrummage. The members from Benny Stoofy are Conor Edwards, Alex Lauer and Ben Christensen.

Anonymous said...

FYI. Not everyone from Benny Stoofy is in Lord Scrummage. The members from Benny Stoofy are Conor Edwards, Alex Lauer and Ben Christensen.

(Laura) said...

Although it's not completely new, Ben Christensen (who apparently is going by King Christenstein the Tenth but who used to go by Bones?) has a really great album called Walker out as well...

dfbm said...

thanks! this is real fun!