Man Eating Sloth is producer Gabe McFarland; a native Virginian and a longtime bedroom producer, he’s currently studying at Radford University. Considering that he’s chosen to name his first proper release Schitzengigz, I’m confident that Radford is in good hands. Having said that, Schitzengigz justifies itself in more than one ways. Constructed almost entirely out of sounds manipulated from samples or made from scratch, McFarland layers elaborate looped rhythms over synths, deliberately cultivating what he calls a “jungle on the moon” vibe. It comes via Virginian label and DIY arts collective Furious Hooves, who specialize in handmade and limited edition releases - by way of illustration, their tumblr documents how they homemade a stamp for the label’s logo by whittling a pair of rubber hoof prints and encircling them with ink pressed by a roller skate wheel. Good people!
Download Schitzengigz from the Furious Hoovesbandcamp.
Today we release the latest Furious Hooves (FH-006) album. It’s from the mastermind that is Man Eating Sloth and the EP is called Schitzengigz. Picture: a jungle-on-the-moon type of vibe. You know what else? It’s available NOW for FREE download at the link above! Below you can find some more snazzy links to Man Eating Sloth fandom. Enjoy your Tuesday!
This amazing festival is coming up this summer in Blacksburg, VA called I Got Brains Fest. The amazing folks at Flannel Gurl Records are putting it together, so you know it will be good. I’m handling the art and design of it all and it should be a whole lotta fun. Check out the I Got Brains tumblr for a (continuously updating) list of bands to play and the Flannel Gurl website for all of their past, present and soon-to-be releases.
We (Jonathan & Kimmi) are extremely excited to be organizing this Festival because it has been a very long, but wonderful, two years of work doing All Ages shows in southwest VA. Within the past two years we have had the immense pleasure of meeting some of the best and most talented people who we are honored to call friends!
This festival is a way of saying thank you to everyone: bands, friends and attendees alike who have pushed us along with your art, your presence or your words encouraging us to keep going! We would not be where we are today if it were not for all of you!