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Holy F**k in-studio & Derek Webb news

11th Dec 08 (Thu) Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s not that I intend to bring together two disparate artists for my music news post.  I mean, I surely do love it… but it’s usually just a function of me liking way too much music, and news comes in to me in spurts that are as controllable as a trying to plug the holes in a colander.  This post is brought to you by a foul-named (but primarily instrumental) Canadian electronic band that totally pwns (Holy Fuck) and a contemporary Christian artist for whom I still have a lot of respect despite philosophical differences (Derek Webb).


Holy Fuck first… needless to say, Holy Fuck is in the list of artists that whenever I hear news about them… up it goes.  They’ve been an obsession since late ‘05 / early ‘06, and they just keep gettin’ better.  They make what’s best referred to as “live electronic” music.  They’ve got a 23 minute in-studio performance on UK’s Channel M.  Due to WordPress video posting capabilities, I am unable to do the streaming thing (it only seems to work for me for YouTube).  So, click the picture to be taken to Channel M’s website:

>> Holy Fuck – In Session on Channel M <<

They play The Pulse, Royal Gregory, Frenchy’s, interview segment, Super Inuit, and Lovely Allen.

Holy Fuck’s albums are rad, instrumental grooves of deliciousness – – two self-titled LPs, along with a self-titled EP.  The 2nd self-titled album is the best, IMO.  You can pick it up from the Beggars Group (USA) or Young Turks (UK).  They’ve also got some split 12″ vinyl.  One last year with the band Celebration (no longer available), and one this year with Foals where they each cover the others track (it’s on vinyl – but you can DL the mp3s here).  You can also check Holy Fuck out on the MySpaces.


Derek Webb, formerly of the folky / hip-with-the-college crowd CCM septet Caedmon’s Call, has continued to make compelling music (which is the opposite that Caedmon’s Call has done without him, IMO).  Anyway, per a recent emailing, he’s working on his follow-up to The Ringing Bell.

He’s collaborating with long time friend and former Caedmon’s Call bandmate Josh Moore on what is rumored to be a more experimental, electronic album.  Teasing with programmed and decidedly more ‘inorganic’ elements, the album called Stockholm Syndrome is shaping up to be Derek’s “most ambitious album to date.”

We shall see.  It’s expected out by May 2009.  More info on Derek at derekwebb.com.

Dan – np: NIИThe Slip

nine inch nails / NIN

  1. Nathan Ketchen
    11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 8:31 am

    This is very weird juxtaposition of artists. I mean, given the name of the first band and the Christianity of Webb.

  2. Nathan Ketchen
    11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 8:33 am

    oops. I made that comment before I even read the blog. My bad.

  3. 11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 8:57 am

    Words are just words. It’s more about intent. I don’t think there’s anything “wrong” with the word “fuck”… at all. I thought that even when I was a Christian.

    The word “fuck” can be used to increase “efficacy” of getting ones point across. Derek Webb likes using the word “efficacy.” So there, it’s all related. :)

  4. 11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 9:17 am

    PS- Holy Fuck is a really, really RAD band. Fun sounds… totally non-offensive outside of their name.

  5. Nathan Ketchen
    11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 12:35 pm

    Words are words, you right. When I worked at Starbucks I liked to call Frapuccinos “F-bombs” because they are so offensive to make. All baristas hate them.

    I’ll give Holy Crap a try one of these days. I can’t bring myself to even type the word. I wonder if people in the church would be offended if they knew their pastor listened to a band called “Holy F-bomb”. Some things have to stay private. Not many of them know I smoke big cigars and drink imported beer.

  6. 11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 1:30 pm

    I hear ya on the perception issue. I can’t wear my Holy Fuck t-shirt to employer-sponsored events… :)

  7. Nathan Ketchen
    11th Dec 08 (Thu) at 9:30 pm

    I have to credit the guys with a really clever name. It reminds me of that joke: What do you get if you mix an elephant with a rhinoceros? Elephino.

  8. Nathan Ketchen
    12th Dec 08 (Fri) at 3:19 pm

    I checked them out. I like them a lot.

  9. 25th Dec 08 (Thu) at 10:13 am

    had to post… i ran across your post and have to say THANKS, as i hadn’t heard of holy fuck before. upon seeing their live performance, i immediately found and bought their record. new favorite band…

    • 25th Dec 08 (Thu) at 11:21 am

      yeah, they’re a little bit different from your music. I’m definitely looking forward to your new one… :)

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