Thee More Shallows, Ral Partha Vogelbacher Members Debut New Band Fops
Thee More Shallows singer Dee Kesler and Ral Partha Vogalbacher lyricist Chadwick Donald Bidwell have joined forces to form a superduo called Fops. In the short time that Fops has been a band, they’ve already completed two full length albums. The first CD/LP, “Yeth, Yeth, Yeth” will be released worldwide this fall, on September 27th, via UK label Monotreme Records.
Taking their musical cues from the syncopated electronic figures of Krautrockers such as Cluster and Faust, and the propulsive, brooding pop of the bands they grew up listening to in the ’80s, the duo recorded two albums: album 1, “Yeth Yeth Yeth,” will be released in September 2010, and album 2, “Priests In Them Caves,” will follow in early 2011.
Both albums are novels at heart, investigating the possible and impossible, gaudy and fantastical, mundane and downright depressing pasts and futures of a single protagonist. In the world of Fops, Kesler is the narrator, telling stories in Bidwell’s singular lyrical style.
The vinyl format comes on 180 gm audiophile vinyl and includes a free promo CD of the album.