THE LUXURIOUS FAUX FURS – LIKE A REAL SHADOW
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE
Since their beginning in 2011 (supposedly in New York City), The Luxurious Faux Furs have stripped their vision of garage rock down to the bone. Over the course of two LPs and a handful of seven-inches, Jessica-Melain (drums) and Josh Lee Hooker (guitar) approach their music with the howling, elemental minimalism of the Gories and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Yet they also embody the opulent absurdity of 70’s glam rock (a la Cockney Rebel), with stretched out songs, copious “ooh ooh” backup singing, and expressionistic vocals. Their records have been issued by labels in Western Europe, South America, and Memphis, Tennessee.
On their new LP, Like A Real Shadow (Mandinga Records), the pair maintains their garage squall and dives even further into hypnotic blues riffs and throbbing insistent drum pulse—what one listener called the “car with one square wheel” rhythm. Their choice of cover songs—obscure blues and sanctified numbers—show them moving even further from anything like “listener expectations.
The Luxurious Faux Furs
Like A Real Shadow
Release Date: January 22, 2021