Phish Invent Fake Scandinavian Prog Band, “Cover” Their Album Live

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Trey Anastasio of Phish (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/
Trey Anastasio of Phish (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/

Last night time, Phish took their long-running Halloween tradition of protecting a traditional album in its entirety to a brand new stage. During their live performance at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, they launched the viewers to í rokk, the only album by an obscure Scandinavian prog outfit known as Kasvot Växt—an outfit so obscure, in reality, that they don’t really exist.

As SPIN factors out, Phish preceded the stunt by leaving breadcrumb trails all through the web. Several articles have proven up in regards to the nonexistent 1981 cult traditional, together with an AllMusic artist page and album review, an interview on Perfect Sound Forever, and a myth-making blog post on the web site of beloved unbiased radio station WFMU. To take it a step additional, they even snuck a couple of of the band’s tune titles into old archived radio playlists. (The songs themselves don’t seem throughout any of the broadcasts, in fact.)

It’s at present unclear precisely how (or why) the entire ordeal was orchestrated. For an in depth overview of the set, head over to JamBase. Phish’s newest album, Big Boat, arrived in 2016. A new live set is due out this month.

Read Pitchfork’s function “Phish Shreds America: How the Jam Band Anticipated Modern Festival Culture.”


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