A Hipster Tribute to Phish
With hipster elite like MGMT, Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer citing Phish as an influence, it seems appropriate that over 100 indie, freak folk and noise-rock artists have re-interpreted Phish’s coveted Gamehendge saga to create the 82-minute Gamehenge ’09. Described as a kaleidoscopic joyride through bizarre sound demi-genres, the hipster tribute to Phish will include performances by Larkin Grimm, Towering Heroic Dudes, Teeth Mountain, Antique Brothers and King Crab, among many others.
A statement about Gamehenge 09 explains, Whether you are a Phish fan or not, they have become a ritualistic-psychedelic necessity for a distinct and vast niche of the American people. The massive collection of new artists featured on Gamehenge 09 offer a refreshing vantage point from which to reconsider Phish’s psychedelic music tradition and to shed light on possible future avenues. The point of this release is to breath new, forceful vision into this modern piece of Americana mythology.
Gamehenge 09 is will spun in its entirety along with visual aids this Thursday at Brooklyn, NYs Monkey Town in the hipster hub of Williamsburg. The project is also available for free download here.