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Philadelphia's fuzzed-out indie-psych outfit Far Out Fangtooth features guitarists/vocalists Joesph Kusy and Nick Kulp, percussionist/vocalist Vincent Alvaré, and bassist Tania Mesterhazy. An early version of the band began in 2009, when Kusy and Alvaré began recording songs that ranged from jangly pop to expansive noise jams at home on cassettes. They gave one of these tapes to Kulp, who soon joined the fold along with Mesterhazy. After self-releasing a cassette album, the band released a limited-edition 7" single on the local Ian! label. Meanwhile, they were also working on demos for what would become their debut album, Pure and Disinterested, which they recorded with Philly scene fixtures Damien Taylor (the Sounds of Kaleidoscope) and Gerhardt Koerner (Lilys). Released in 2011 via Siltbreeze, the album's grungy, moody, expansive feel drew comparisons to the Cramps and Sonic Youth. Far Out Fangtooth followed it with the Hozac-released EP Thorns in 2012, which they recorded with producer Justin Pittney. For their second album, 2013's expansive-yet-streamlined Borrowed Time, the band reunited with Pittney and worked at Philadelphia's Cobb Studio. ~ Heather Phares