A bizarre sense of humor mixed with sharp, angular mathish rock and hard slamming beats. Sing-along songs, perhaps even anthems, with off kilter electronic syncopation. Absurd observations and criticisms about the dark recesses in the souls of heavy metal troglodytes, office drones, and adorable puppies. An exceptional flare for retro-fashion and revisiting the dreaded team colors of the Nickel City’s once proud super heroes. These are some things that summarize both the visual and sonic essence of Knife Crazy.
Knife Crazy came into being directly upstairs from the Fang Zone in the late spring of 2005. The triumvirate consists of members Phil Freedenberg (Bloody Hollies, Dr Dirty Sanchez), Fen Ikner (Mexican Cession, the Happy Roving Troubadours) and Vic Lazar (Vox Humana, L’Dorado). A wide spectrum of musical influences is evident in the music of Knife Crazy, ranging from the Beach Boys to James Brown to Fugazi and far beyond. Simultaneously brainy and cathartic, they nonetheless infuse their music with enough melody and hook to keep it from being too avant-garde and inaccessible for general audiences. The band is charting unpredictable new territory with an experimental compass, made from some refrigerator magnets, freedom ribbons, noodles and a stick of stale chewing gum from a package of Garbage Pail Kids. The planet they are mapping appears to be shaped like a pretzel.
Knife Crazy have been touring steadily since forming in 2005, and have recently released their debut full-length, Delicious, Delicious Science, for release on Bad Drone Media