The World/Inferno Friendship Society are a gang of dangerous loonies who like to break things, and who have been making beautiful, orchestral punk rock records since 1997.Â They originally signed with the eerily prescient NJ Hardcore label Gern Blandsten (Ted Leo, Radio 4, Rorschach, The Liars) with whom they released 2 albums: â€œThe True Story of The Bridgewater Astral Leagueâ€(1997), â€œJust The Best Partyâ€ (2002) and a gang of singles which were compiled on â€œEast Coast Super Sound Punk of Today!â€ (2000).Â They have toured incessantly for the last 15 years, prompting one NPR spokesman to comment that the amount of jobs they have been fired from to go on the road would be â€œenough to save the present economyâ€ [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6389065].Â
The World/Inferno Friendship Society consist of 7 to 13 life-long members who enthusiastically delight in encouraging all who identify as youth, both young and old, to change the system. They come armed with cascading piano, ace saxophones, several drummers, snarling guitars, low B bass, and whomever else gets in the bus.
Â Based in Brooklyn, NY but soon to be sleeping on your floor, World/Inferno Friendship Society invite you to experience “THIS PACKED FUNERAL” – and know you want to.
See you at the shows!
Current touring members
(Also possibly Franz Nicolay, Mathew Landis, Peter Hess)
Additional players on record: