We are super stoked to announce that the ltd edition of 200 copies of our debut LP vinyl, I’d rather listen to the bloody birds (UFIB002), is all gone. So thanks everyone for the support. We may be doing another run of 100 or so in the near future.
If you missed out on picking one up from our bandcamp these stores may still have a couple:
gonzo interview 2013 (in dutch) by Inger Van der Ree
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So here’s our version of Pink Floyd – Saucerful of Secrets. We got asked a while back by Yoshi Sodeoka to do a cover of a Pink Floyd track for the visual collective/project Plink Flojd. The awesome visuals are by Theodore Darst.
and here is the full version of the track as we had to shave about 2mins+ off for the vid:
Sir Richard’s mum
Our buddy Reuben Bonner wrote a letter to Sir Richard for us about us going into space to play the first gig ever in space. Here it is from his blog:
Dear Sir Richard Branson (Knight, Mogul, Space Adventurer… and hero)
Merry Christmas Sir Richard and greetings from Aotearoa, New Zealand.I trust that all your wildest dreams came true today and you received the gifts you had your heart set on.
I can confirm I DIDN’T, after receiving yet another toiletries bag from my mother (my 9th in 12 Christmases). But hey, it was better than that fateful Christmas of 2010 when my brother and I received matching First Aid Kits.
He was 16 at the time and was so surprised when he unwrapped his gift that he blurted out ‘What the fuck is this?’ even though my grandparents were sitting in the same room.
That is by-the-by however and NOT why I am writing to you on this, the most festive of days.
I am going to cut right to the chase because I imagine you appreciate people who are ‘straight shooters’:
Recently you announced that your multi-armed company Virgin would be launching Virgin Galactic: a high-end shuttle service that will take passengers into outer space, the final frontier.
into a ufo band photo cool
we have started an online crowdsfunding on indiegogo to raise the cash needed for us to play a gig in space (outside of earth). We have set the target for 2.6millions squids and with 61 days left we are getting very excited.
here’s a comment someone made on the site:
“VG – Although a really great space launch provider will only offer you 7 to 15 minutes in sub-orbit! Hardly enough time to even tune your equipment before starting your decent. Near-Space would provide you with 3 hours with the curvature of Earth and the blackness of space as a backdrop. Cameras stretigically placed would cancel the need for you to have a camera man; and your manager doesn’t need to go along either. The whole flight would cost you $800k and your GF could stay at home:)”
thanks but i think we will go for the 2.6million for sure.
This Friday in Berlin we’re having a post tour party and playin all the hits. Come down and hang out with us if your round. “Don’t worry we’ll rock it.”(fb event)
“Like several scenes of Conan the Barbarian. Like a sleepless drive and a Week of Wonders. Like falling in love. Like a Hyeronimus Bosch moshpit. Like a drug experience that makes reality poly-dimensional. Like Strange Forces’ New Album.” - www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk
Juan over at 20jfg’s was kind enough to write a feature post about our upcoming album. You can listen to & download a new track called, This Universal Software Ocean from our forthcoming album over at the post here.
“Strange Forces’ ‘I’d Rather Listen to the Bloody Birds’ encapsulates several instances of Epic Magic. Or implementations of a technology that is sufficiently advanced to be undistinguishable from magic, and designed to produce Epic.” – 20jazzfunkgreats
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The LP is being released both on 12″ vinyl and digitally on the 10th of October. We will have copies of the 12″ on the upcoming tour w/ The History of Colour TV. Artwork by Eli Kalaitzides.
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