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Holy Fuck keep things weird in their return to LA

Holy FuckPhotos by Marv Watson // Written by Josh Herwitt //

Holy Fuck with Finding Novyon, Gossamer //
Los Globos – Los Angeles
February 25th, 2016 //

Toronto has built a reputation for fostering up-and-coming electronic music artists over the years. As Canada’s largest metropolis, it has been home to EDM heavyweights Deadmau5 and Zeds Dead while other dance-heavy acts out of The Queen City like MSTRKRFT, Crystal Castles and Keys N Krates have all carved out their own loyal fan bases.

But among those notable names is Holy Fuck, the Toronto four-piece that has rather quietly been creating electronic music for more than a decade with traditional instrumentation in addition to using such miscellaneous (and humorous) instruments/non-instruments as toy keyboards, toy phaser guns and even a 35 mm film synchronizer.

Holy Fuck

Returning to LA for the first time since playing The Roxy Theatre in 2014 (see our photos from the show here), keyboardist/producer Brian Borcherdt, keyboardist/producer Graham Walsh, bassist Matt “Punchy” McQuaid and drummer Matt Schulz hit the diminutive stage at Silver Lake’s Los Globos for another installment of Red Bull’s Sound Select series after opening sets from Innovative Leisure labelmate Gossamer and Minneapolis rapper Finding Novyon.

It should go without saying that when the quartet performs live, it knows how to keep things sounding weird. And on this Thursday night, that appeared to once again be the case, as the band debuted brand-new single “Tom Tom” off its forthcoming LP Congrats while also mixing in some older favorites (i.e. “Red Lights” and “Latin America”) from its seminal third album Latin. It’s been quite some time — close to six years, in fact — since Holy Fuck have released any new music, and we can’t say we aren’t excited to hear some new tunes this coming May.

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