The Fatty Acids

Saturday, August 1st – Festival Stage

http://www.TheFattyAcidsMusic.com

Reviews of Leftover Monsterface

"The Fatty Acids smoosh even the most disjointed instrumentation (the end of “Memory Banks,” for instance) into satisfying pop music, and even the brief vignettes can’t be called filler. “Year Of Dairy Products From The American Heartland” is both beautiful and disorienting, and it’s merely an interlude between more fully realized slabs of scattered scramble-pop, brilliantly arranged and performed with an urgency that makes the roughshod drumming and untamed vocals seem appropriate. As abrasive and devoid of ear candy as it is, Leftover Monsterface could prove more durable than Berries, if only because there’s more to discover.”

-The A.V. Club

”Leftover Monsterface from the Milwaukee six-piece The Fatty Acids has the ambitious scope of a concept album, though it could just be an especially inspired stream of consciousness. Somewhere between The Flaming Lips’ epic neo-psychedelia and Sufjan Stevens’ Philip Glass-inspired marching band resides The Fatty Acids’ bizarro anthems and plaints.”

-The Shepherd Express

”Leftover Monsterface is an album that is super personal and inviting. Much of the album feels like a bar singalong, as horns, synths, or guitar often accompany the melody of multi-layered vocals. Such is the case with “Memory Banks,” which is seriously fun because it sounds like it’s sung by a chorus of drunken, deviant Cookie Monsters telling the universal story of men who love women but have no luck with them.”

-Playground Misnomer

“Monsterface sees the Fatty Acids sharpening the songcraft showcased on last year’s great Stop Berries, Berries, and Berries, Berries.  Rhythmically complex and packed with hooks, the songs rock, dance, and sometimes go absolutely bonkers.  There is not a dull moment on this record.”

-Seizure Chicken

"I haven’t fully decided what to make of this record. There are moments of absolute brilliance in the form of huge, chaotic, clashing guitars and drums battling for sonic space, but then there are traces of 80′s pop, punk hooks ala The Clash, and a big, harsh horn section."

-Free Indie Music Downloads

" … what it is is extremely sonorous off-kilter indie rock. Take opening cut ‘Creature’ - one of the best stand-alone tracks Ive heard in the past few months. Dark, swirling, crawling along in its own filth - then shirking it all to touch the sun, driven by strangulating synth lines and some excellent harmonics."

-Sonic Masala

"If The Fatty Acids was a piece of visual art, it’d be of the paint by the number variety. At first, it seems like elements are strewn together without thought, reason or pattern; but as the picture becomes more visible, it becomes evident there is a thoughtful method in the myriad of media applied to the assemblage."

-Inside Milwaukee

"Released on their own Kribber Krown Records, Leftover Monsterface (out late, last summer) is a whole lotta weird with weird on top, but with plenty of delightful twists and turns in a true Charlie Chaplin or Willie Wonka-inspired fashion. “Creature” and “Marks We Leave” churn with loopy keys and horns while wayward vocals coo and yell.”

-Sonic Diet

"Released last month, Leftover Monsterface is a sensory overload that is, instrumentally, equal parts pop and experimental. And with such a hysterical backdrop of music, the lyrics have a similar polarizing quality. It would be easy to dismiss the string of strange phrases as drug-induced nonsense. But upon reading the lyrics, there’s something to grab onto, even if you don’t know exactly the shape and color."

-The Spokesman (Spokane, WA)
Reviews of Leftover Monsterface

“The Fatty Acids smoosh even the most disjointed instrumentation (the end of “Memory Banks,” for instance) into satisfying pop music, and even the brief vignettes can’t be called filler. “Year Of Dairy Products From The American Heartland” is both beautiful and disorienting, and it’s merely an interlude between more fully realized slabs of scattered scramble-pop, brilliantly arranged and performed with an urgency that makes the roughshod drumming and untamed vocals seem appropriate. As abrasive and devoid of ear candy as it is, Leftover Monsterface could prove more durable than Berries, if only because there’s more to discover.”
-The A.V. Club

Leftover Monsterface from the Milwaukee six-piece The Fatty Acids has the ambitious scope of a concept album, though it could just be an especially inspired stream of consciousness. Somewhere between The Flaming Lips’ epic neo-psychedelia and Sufjan Stevens’ Philip Glass-inspired marching band resides The Fatty Acids’ bizarro anthems and plaints.”
-The Shepherd Express

Leftover Monsterface is an album that is super personal and inviting. Much of the album feels like a bar singalong, as horns, synths, or guitar often accompany the melody of multi-layered vocals. Such is the case with “Memory Banks,” which is seriously fun because it sounds like it’s sung by a chorus of drunken, deviant Cookie Monsters telling the universal story of men who love women but have no luck with them.”
-Playground Misnomer

Monsterface sees the Fatty Acids sharpening the songcraft showcased on last year’s great Stop Berries, Berries, and Berries, Berries. Rhythmically complex and packed with hooks, the songs rock, dance, and sometimes go absolutely bonkers. There is not a dull moment on this record.”
-Seizure Chicken

“I haven’t fully decided what to make of this record. There are moments of absolute brilliance in the form of huge, chaotic, clashing guitars and drums battling for sonic space, but then there are traces of 80′s pop, punk hooks ala The Clash, and a big, harsh horn section.”
-Free Indie Music Downloads

” … what it is is extremely sonorous off-kilter indie rock. Take opening cut ‘Creature’ – one of the best stand-alone tracks Ive heard in the past few months. Dark, swirling, crawling along in its own filth – then shirking it all to touch the sun, driven by strangulating synth lines and some excellent harmonics.”
-Sonic Masala

“If The Fatty Acids was a piece of visual art, it’d be of the paint by the number variety. At first, it seems like elements are strewn together without thought, reason or pattern; but as the picture becomes more visible, it becomes evident there is a thoughtful method in the myriad of media applied to the assemblage.”
-Inside Milwaukee

“Released on their own Kribber Krown Records, Leftover Monsterface (out late, last summer) is a whole lotta weird with weird on top, but with plenty of delightful twists and turns in a true Charlie Chaplin or Willie Wonka-inspired fashion. “Creature” and “Marks We Leave” churn with loopy keys and horns while wayward vocals coo and yell.”
-Sonic Diet

“Released last month, Leftover Monsterface is a sensory overload that is, instrumentally, equal parts pop and experimental. And with such a hysterical backdrop of music, the lyrics have a similar polarizing quality. It would be easy to dismiss the string of strange phrases as drug-induced nonsense. But upon reading the lyrics, there’s something to grab onto, even if you don’t know exactly the shape and color.”
-The Spokesman (Spokane, WA)