What is up with Portland? So many of the most inspiring of our recent discoveries either came from, or are at least doing business there. The Builders And The Butchers, Portugal. The Man… (I’m sure some others I’m forgetting,) and now Red Fang.
When I stumbled upon their fairly amazing music video for Prehistoric Dog, it made my day. I was singing its praises from the rooftops until our resident hipster-killer Jeremy Azevedo compared the concept (dudes make armor out of beer cans and take on some LARPers) to last year’s buddy comedy Role Models, in which… dudes make armor out of beer cans and take on some LARPers.
Still, even Jeremy agreed- these guys would be super fun to hang with. During the course of our discussion, the word ‘party’ was used frequently as an adjective. And everyone here is in agreement on the most noteworthy detail: Despite the excessive drinking, generous helpings of actual on-camera puking, all around barbaric, immature shenanigans, this band has some fucking chops. We love our stoner rock around here, as big fans of Kyuss / QOTSA world and Clutch and the like, and these guys might not be able to see straight, but they must be practicing every minute they’re not drinking… and every minute they are.
Enjoy. Red Fang is going on the road with Clutch and The Bakerton Group in a couple of weeks. So if you like what you hear, head over to redfang.net for more music and tour dates.
P.S. I have to make a note of the fact that Red Fang links to Portland’s Draplin Design Company in their links section. As some of you may already know, we’re big fans.