Floor played Red 7 w/ Landmine Marathon, Mammoth Grinder & Ratking (pics), releasing DVD (trailer)
Floor at Red 7 for the BrooklynVegan Fun Fun Fun Fest After-Party
Robotic Empire dropped the exhaustive Floor box set earlier this year and now Chunklet will release a Floor DVD entitled Sight & Seen, a two disc compilation on the mighty Floridian band that spawned also-greats Torche and Dove. The DVD includes multi-angle video from both Floor renunion shows at The Earl in Atlanta (pictures here) as the centerpiece, the set also includes a featurette on the band with more live footage and interviews, audio from both shows, and older video that spans Floor’s original run. If it’s anything like the Harvey Milk Anthem DVD, you’ll want to get your hands on it… Get your copy via Chunklet, but hurry; only 700 will be released in varying colorways. Look for it the first week of December 2010.
After a long day of incredible performances Sunday at Fun Fun Fun Fest (pictures are on the way), I was a bit worn out (not just from the day, but from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday too). But the energetic performances from all bands- Ratking is brutal crusty noise/hardcore featuring Coop from Made out of Babies, Mammoth Grinder is a personal fave, and Landmine Marathon was especially great with their new drummer- got my heart racing. Even though I caught Floor earlier that day at the fest, I enjoyed them much more as my final band of the Fun Fun Fun trek…. just incredible. Thanks to Transmission and all that filled Red 7!
More pictures from Red 7, and the Sight & Seen trailer, are below…
FLOOR “Sight & Seen” 2xDVD Teaser Trailer
After years of toiling away in obscurity, followed by years of escalating interest during their hiatus, the legendary Florida band Floor reunited for a handful of shows in April 2010. Three different drummers. Three different sets. Over two hours of material spanning their early dirgey/noise singles to their landmark psych/drone/pop self-titled masterpiece. Filmed over two nights at the EARL in Atlanta, Georgia, “Sight & Seen” is truly something that needs to be seen to be believed.
A multi-camera performance coupled with professionally recorded and mixed audio, “Sight & Seen” is an enveloping, droning wall of guitars. Floor’s two guitarists, Anthony Vialon and Steve Brooks (of TORCHE fame), spend over two hours on stage with their various drummers. Their three drummers, Betty, Jeff and Henry, rotate through the band’s lineup: crashing through their early singles, smoking the viewer with their mid-period haze and ending with the cathartic and anthemic final album.
Disc #1 of “Sight & Seen” also includes a 20 minute featurette that documents the band’s history with never-before-seen live footage, photography and interviews.
Disc #2 is intended lure in both massive fans and completists alike. A data disc (which means you pop it in your computer), it includes:
–high quality audio files of both Atlanta shows (not just the one shown on disc #1)
–the complete and edited film of Floor that ended up on the cutting room floor (which clocks in at over 2 hours of video)
And in addition to this, the band has opened up their video vaults to include:
–over an hour of archival footage spanning Floor’s career from 1993 at Churchill’s in Miami to their final shows in 2002.
“Sight & Seen” is also housed in an elaborate package which was initially used on Chunklet’s landmark “Anthem” 2xDVD release by Harvey Milk in 2006. All designed by Chunklet’s in-house designer, Henry H. Owings.