Holy Fuck at Music Hall of Williamsburg and The Bowery BallroomJuly 18th, 2016
Without using laptops or programmed backing tracks, Toronto electronic-rock ensemble Holy Fuck—currently Brian Borcherdt (keys and effects) and Graham Walsh (keys and effects) with Matt McQuaid (bass) and Matt Schulz (drums)—have been getting fans to the dance floor with their (often improvised) lo-fi electronic performances since forming back in 2004. Holy Fuck’s first recorded work, an eponymous LP (stream it below), came out a year later. “In a style of music that’s mostly created by pressing buttons and manipulating touch screens, the drummer-powered, live-in-the-studio feel of Holy Fuck provides both musical excitement and textural variety missing from most similar electro-dance albums,” per AllMusic. The Canadian quartet returned this year with a fourth full-length—and first in six years—Congrats (stream it below), out last month. And again, AllMusic rang in, calling it “an album that refines their junk store aesthetic into their most cohesive, accessible tunes yet.” Touring behind the new music, Holy Fuck play Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow and The Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday night.