Les Savy Fav
Plagues & Snakes (Australian Tour Single 2)
- Outta Money
- Wake Up Snake
Since you last saw them what’ve Les Savy Fav been doing? Nothing. Well, not nothing – but not much that’s on record. Going hiatus stylee after they wowed audiences with their off-kilter distillate of post punk rock they headed back to New York City and spent more than a year doing nothing but reminisce on the good times they had over here. It took the prospect of a return tour to get ‘em back on track – and on Plagues & Snakes, the exclusive Australian tour single, they show in real time what that means for fans worldwide.
It’s time to Hold On to Your Genre once more, as Les Savy Fav deliver there first release since 2004’s Inches. Over the past ten years, the band have mixed up everything post-punk was meant to be and created their own off-kilter distillate. On their most recent recordings – Plagues & Snakes (The Australian Tour Single 2) – they prove why they’ve become masters of evading genres.
For the first time since the high concept Inches compilation, these two tracks have been recorded exclusively for their appearance as part of Popfrenzy’s Two Timing tours (also featuring Pretty Girls Make Graves, Gossip, Thunderbirds are Now! and the Hold Steady). Like Inches, Plagues & Snakes bottles Les Savy’s weird blend of genres, and somehow makes it make sense.
We here at Popfrenzy are so damn chuffed that it took an Australian tour to get them back in the studio, and are excited to be releasing the result, i.e. this single.