Amusement Parks On Fire came to prominence in 2004 with the release of the eponymous debut album, conceived and consummated by the then-adolescent founder Michael Feerick and phonically actualized on a shoestring with Nottingham cohabitant Daniel Knowles. Issued on Geoff Barrow (of Portishead)’s Invada label, it was described by the New Musical Express as ‘hedonistic teenage genius’.
Saint Marie Records
The mix that APoF made comes in two flavors – Spotify and Youtube and features 19 tracks by luminaries (Deerhoof, Blonde Redhead, Broadcast) and new names (Drahla, Pip Blom, Marine Store Dealer) alike. It culminates in a 15-minute track by cult Australian trio The Necks.
The Big Takeover
Sound Sphere Magazine
New Noise Magazine
The Violet Wave
Primal Music Blog
Tiny Mix Tapes
On a Different Note:
- Download – Warm & Scratchy (Adult Swim, 2007)
- Band Profile – Crippled Black Phoenix
- Samplers Galore – Utech + Relapse + Saint Marie + Post-Trash
- Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof to cover Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures at Donaufestival
- Summary – August 2018