MULTITUDES

The writhing, noisily precise post-hardcore of Brooklyn's Multitudes would have sounded right at home on SST in the mid-'80s, when bands like Black Flag, the Minutemen, and Saccharine Trust were mashing up punk and jazz and coming up with their own fiery response to mainstream fusion.

Time Out New York

pqr029. Multitudes: Twelve Branches (2010)

Multitudes: Twelve Branches

About

Twelve Branches is a straight-up representation of the Multitudes vibe. It sounds totally live, totally amped, both gross and gorgeous ... all the right raw gods, fully digested and shooting out like electricity bolts from the fingers of some comic-book hero ... Multitudes is the best kind of writhing rock organism, one of the most convincingly unhinged I've heard in a long while.
Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches

Credits

All music written, performed, and produced by Pat Foley (guitar), Brian House (bass), Alex Lambert (drums)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston / Cover art by Jacob Feige / Design by Greg Mihalko

Track Listing

  1. Cock [2:26]
  2. Dog [1:57]
  3. Boar [3:25]
  4. Rat [3:07]
  5. Ox [3:15]
  6. Tiger [3:36]
  7. Rabbit [2:15]
  8. Dragon [2:17]
  9. Snake [1:36]
  10. Horse [2:32]
  11. Goat [2:16]
  12. Monkey [3:21]
Multitudes — Dragon
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pqr020. Multitudes: Ontogeny (2010)

Multitudes: Ontogeny

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This guitar-bass-drums trio is what most art-prog-punk wankery aspires to-something like Melt Banana doing a Captain Beefheart covers night and you get to imagine your own surreal lyrics. Put [Ontogeny] on and you will be equally at ease packing a bowl or trying to calculate Ohm's law for your latest grad school theorem.
VICE Magazine

Credits

All music written, performed, and produced by Pat Foley (guitar), Brian House (bass), Alex Lambert (drums)

Recorded and mixed by Colin Marston / Mastered by Marris Newman / Cover art by Jacob Feige / Design by Claire Lin / Thanks John Foley, Sue Huang, David Feinberg, Daniel Wilson, Dwayne Wilson, Mike Pride

Track Listing

  1. Mise en Abyme [7:45]
  2. It Hits By Itself [1:01]
  3. Right Mind [2:16]
  4. Big Data [6:09]
  5. In Case You're Being Followed [6:11]
  6. Regalia [4:16]
  7. ( ) [0:44]
  8. Most Highest [4:08]
  9. Empty Ones [9:18]
  10. Caroline [2:54]
  11. Preexistence and Quickening [11:58]
Multitudes — In Case You're Being Followed
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pqr016. Multitudes: How Things Fall (2008)

Multitudes: How Things Fall

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Instrumental power trio Pat Foley on guitar (Flakes), Alex Lambert on drums (Blame Game), and Brian House on bass (The Shot Heard 'Round the World) imagine an alternate universe where Albert Ayler is a hardcore kid and Soft Machine plays afrobeat. Multitudes recently released a second CDR, an evolution of their improv-based excursions into a collection of alternately smart, blistering, and poignant songs entitled How Things Fall.
Basement Songs

Credits

All music written, performed, and produced by Pat Foley (guitar), Brian House (bass), Alex Lambert (drums)

Recorded and mixed by Brian House / Mastered by Nik Levinsky / Cover art by Jacob Feige / Thanks Alex Farrill, David Feinberg

Track Listing

  1. How Things Fall [8:05]
  2. No Girls I Know [8:10]
  3. Left Or My Right [3:34]
  4. Renegade [5:43]
  5. Thick Thick Curtains [8:29]
Multitudes — No Girls I Know
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pqr014. Multitudes: Multitudes (2007)

Multitudes: Multitudes

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Self-titled debut with live contribution by free jazz legend Daniel Carter

Credits

All music written, performed, and produced by Pat Foley (guitar), Brian House (bass), Alex Lambert (drums)

Recorded and mixed by Brian House / Mastered by Nik Levinsky / Cover art by Jacob Feige / Thanks Alex Farrill, David Feinberg

Track Listing

  1. Lever and Sweep (live) [3:34]
  2. Distance [7:40]
  3. Lakes [3:52]
  4. Dark Radio [4:54]
  5. Legions [5:50]
  6. Holy Mountain [6:46]
  7. Meditation (live +Daniel Carter) [6:26]
Multitudes — Dark Radio
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