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THE FUXEDOS are America's favorite surreally satirical, theatrical, punky art rock band, complete with costumes, props, and bizarrely humorous theatrics.
Their eponymous debut CD represents the unholy collision of Fuxed-up creativity and High Production Value, and features mixing by Steve "Steve B" Baughman, whose credits include 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, and Eminem, believe it or not; and mastering by Dylan "3-D" Dresdow, who's worked with everyone from the Black Eyed Peas to U2 to the Wu-Tang Clan. The striking 8-panel digipak features surreally hilarious, intricate photographic artwork by digital artist Mike Dunkley, and the disc is enhanced with the award-winning, surrealist, mini-musical comedy short video "Mimsy", featuring "The Jellybean Song."
Meanwhile, The Fuxedos have been gaining notice and blowing minds through the power of their unusual live performances. The band's sound and stage show are unique and defy easy categorization, but the result is an innovative, high-energy, theatrical, and hilarious show, underscored by creative, eclectic, and freakishly tight musicianship.
Members' touring credits include such bands and acts as Les Claypool, Secret Chiefs 3, Coheed & Cambria, and Cirque du Soleil. They've individually recorded or performed with everyone from Erykah Badu to Eric Clapton and from indie rockers Silversun Pickups to rapper Game, and have appeared not only on the "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" game series, but also on Hans Zimmer's score to "The Dark Knight."
Performances include appearances on Comedy Central and Dr. Demento's recent web series, as well as live shows at Spaceland (where they held their sold-out CD release show), the Echo, and the Eagle Rock Music Festival in LA; the late Tonic in NYC; Toronto's Now Lounge; the Casbah in San Diego; and the DNA Lounge and Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.
"One of the most amazing, entertaining, enthralling, unique, hilarious and inspirational bands I have ever seen...[vocalist] Danny was a musical maniac onstage, donning masks, using crazy props, dancing up an astounding storm, singing dynamically, stomping, prancing, being riotously funny and crazed and mindblowing."
-- Paul Zollo, author, "Songwriters on Songwriting" and "Conversations with Tom Petty"
"This is music both visionary and visceral, both hilarious and very serious, and it’s welcome now more than ever...A spirit of wildness permeates the proceedings, but it’s underpinned by a richly dimensional musical complexity. Yes. This is about passion...This is an album designed to last."
-- "American Songwriter" magazine