The Famines are a focused and purposeful two-piece noise-garage combo once described as "berzerker barrage" and based out of Edmonton and Montreal, Canada. Garrett Kruger plays drums and percussion, Raymond Biesinger sings, guitars, and executes the aesthetic end of things. They've spread their DIY minimalist-maximalist beams across Canada coast to coast five times since 2008, put out five 7" records, four editions of a visual art book, countless B&W posters, an 8-track, an educational pamphlet, and a seven-song live cassette coupled with a 268-page liner note book. They have rare heat, volume and tension, matched with a visual-audio synthesis to be jaw-dropped at. It's all true. Past playmates have included: Damo Suzuki, We Are Wolves, Women, AIDS Wolf, Slim Twig, Dirty Beaches, Warpaint, Gobble Gobble, the B-Lines, etc.
Note: a 12" LP titled the Complete Collected Singles 2008-2011 is now available through Mammoth Cave Recording Co., Bandcamp, iTunes and select record stores, etc.
Raymond Biesinger Guitars & Sings
Garrett Kruger Drums