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Upcoming Tour Dates

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Listen to:  Anouk

Dufus will be on tour in support of their new album “In Monstrous Attitude,” released on ROIR, NYC (Bad Brains, Dub Trio, Television) in 2009. They will be touring this Autumn and Winter through West Coast in September, East Coast in October and Europe in November/December. Two new music videos for the album are in the works.

September 11 – Arctic Circle, Seattle, WA
September 12 – BLIM, Vancouver, Canada
September 13 – Goyana – Kelowna, BC, Canada
September 14 – Chez Puget, Olympia, WA
September 16 – Mississippi Pizza, Portland, OR
September 17 – The Storm Ship Flat, Arcata, CA
September 18 – The Fox and Goose, Sacramento, CA
September 19 – Kaleidoscope, San Francisco, CA
September 20 – Mama Buzz Cafe, Oakland, CA
September 21 – Carpentry. Berkely, CA
September 22 – Coasters, Santa Cruz, CA
September 23  Cafe Monet, Santa Maria, CA
September 24  Back to the Grind – Riverside, CA
September 25 – 12 South, Flagstaff, AZ
September 26 – The Modbo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 27-  C Squat, Manhattan, NY *early show*
September 27 – Dufus 12 year anniversary, Sidewalk Cafe, NYC, NY

Seth’s Mini Tour
Oct. 1 Boulder Coffee – Rochester, NY (Seth solo)
Oct. 5  Funk ‘n’ Waffles – Syracuse, NY (Seth Solo)
Oct. 6  Meddlesome Lab – Rochester, NY (Seth Solo)
Oct. 7  Nobody’s Art Space – Buffalo, NY (Seth Solo)

East Coast
10-17 Sugar City – Buffalo, NY
10-18  14 Sunnyside – Boston, MA
10-19 Zodiac – Baltimore, MD
10-20 Badgerhaus – Raleigh, NC
10-21 Spazz House, Greenville, NC
10-22 Farm255 – Athens, GA
10-23 The Tipsy Teapot – Greenville, NC
10-24 College of William and Mary, Meridian Coffeehouse – Williamsburg, VA
10/25 Danger Danger – Philadelphia, PA
10/26 SUNY Purchase Student Center – Purchase, NY
10/27 House of Yes – Brooklyn, NY
10/28 Wildfire Bistro – Ithaca, NY
10/29 Meddlesome Lab – Rochester, NY

European Tour
Nov. 23  Hope and Anchor – Brighton, UK
Nov. 24 – The Adelphi – Hull, UK
Nov. 25 – Goo Nite @ Bardens Boudoir – London, UK
Nov. 26 – Frog and Fiddle – Cheltenham, UK
Nov 27 – Upstairs at The Globe – Exeter, UK
Nov 28 – TBA
Nov. 29 – Kulturbunker – Koln, GERMANY
Nov. 30 – Pop In – Paris, FRANCE
Dec. 1 – Pôle Etudiant, University Of Nantes – Nantes, FRANCE
Dec. 2 – Bell’s Pub – Morges, SWITZERLAND
Dec. 3 -  Stall 6 – Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Dec. 4 – Morya – Brescia, ITALY
Dec. 5 – Zuni  – Ferrara, ITALY
Dec. 6 – TBA – ITALY
Dec. 7 Flat – Mestre, ITALY
Dec. 8  TBA
Dec. 9  PMK – Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
Dec. 10 Teatar & TD – Zagreb, CROATIA
Dec. 11 Blau – Mannheim, GERMANY
Dec. 12 Kiosk Royal – Hannover, GERMANY
Dec. 13 Kasseturm – Weimar, GERMANY
Dec. 14 Café Wagner – Jena, GERMANY
Dec. 15 Gute Stube – Darmstadt, GERMANY
Dec. 16 naTo – Leipzig, GERMANY
Dec. 17 Schokoladen – Berlin, GERMANY
Dec. 18 folk-artNOW! Festival @ Spedition – Bremen GERMANY
Dec. 19 Hasenschaukel – Hamburg, GERMANY

“In Monstrous Attitude” features a three piece band comprised of Seth Faergolzia, Anders Griffen and Alex Coronado, mixed and mastered by Kramer, with a 12 page comic style book of artwork by Jeffrey Lewis
The album came out in Europe FEBRUARY 23rd, 2009 in Europe and will be released in the US this Autumn.

Seth Faergolzia planted the Dufus seed in 1996 when he was given access to a multitrack studio in New York.  In 1997, Seth and Grahm Dion collaborated to make Eee*Lai*Font, and that Autumn, Dufus performed their first official show as a band.  Since then, Dufus has been in continual flux, exploring every experimental and creative direction, utilizing musicians of a wide variety of backgrounds to build a solid reputation for fresh ideas while Seth offered compositions that stretched the music’s boundaries to include all those involved.  Over the past 11 years there have been at least 100 members.

The Dufus stage has historically been an open space for exploratory collaboration, often with no less than 15 revelers sharing the stage.  Some of these collaborations have included names like Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches (Juno Soundtrack), Jeffrey Lewis, and Regina Spektor.  Arrangements for special performances have included choir, orchestra, horn section, double quartet, and a noise ensemble.  For the band’s 10 year anniversary in 2007, Seth assembled a 30 piece band for a performance at SUNY Purchase, NY.

In the year 2000, Seth began inviting “non-musicians” into the band. These “non-musicians” added choir, noise/circuit bending, live video projection/visual art/moving sculpture in a format reminiscent of a 60s “happening” or a Warhol Factory piece.  Seth dreamed to design a new kind of folk music. The music was already experimental, but he wished to make it a more inclusive experience.  Hi-Fi meets Lo-Fi in an innovative strain of sound and sight.

In 2003, Dufus signed on with ROIR (Reach Out International Records).  They recently released their 3rd album with ROIR in February of 2009.

As the years have progressed, the band has been met with increasing critical acclaim, abroad and at home with plans for increased tour schedule and a number of releases, including  a stream of consciousness puppet rock opera DVD, “23 Psaegz,” to be released early in 2010.

Seth’s first rock opera, “Fun Wearing Underwear,” ran for more than 3 months in NYC’s Surf Reality, often playing to sold out audiences.  Seth and Dufus have recorded and released over 15 albums.  The band has toured Europe multiple times.  Besides touring the States, they have also toured the US, Canada and Japan.

Besides Dufus, Seth has been an active sculptor and painter, clothing designer displaying work in various galleries (including a special mention in the New York Times for his work in a show featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat), an author of two novels and a father.

Dufus fans have bloomed all over the world, often taking the time to share the ways in which the music has touched them… Dufus helped them quit their day job or Dufus helped them get over a terrible break-up or Dufus inspired them to write music for the first time. It is hard to describe the magic that happens when people come together to participate in or simply experience.

Dufus has graced the stage with such acts as Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson (Juno Soundtrack), Yeahyeahyeahs, Ween, Animal Collective, Moldy Peaches, Herman Dune, Low, Kool Keith, Dub Trio, Cerberus Shoal, Adam Green, Usaisamonster, Jeffrey Lewis, Moe., John Brown�s Body, Diane Cluck, Friska Viljor, Cornershop, Major Matt Mason, Langhorne Slim, Of Montreal, O’death, Akron/Family, and the Black Dice
1997 Dufus: Our First Born (J-Bird Records)
1998 Dufus: Eee*Lai*Font (Pro-Anti)
1999 Dufus: Revolution (Opulence!/Priapus)
2000 Quankmeyer Faergoalzia: pip (Anti-Pro)
2000 Fun Wearing Underwear (Pro-Anti)
2001 Dufus: Neuborns (Iron Man, Birmingham, UK)
2002 Dufus: 1:3:1 (ROIR)
2004 Dufus:  Ball of Design (ROIR)
2004 Seth Faergolzia (Faer Awae)
2006 Dufus: The Last Classed Blast(Iron Man, Birmingham, UK)
2007 Dufus: Legend of Walnut
2007 BHMC Experimental Orchestra (Whprwhil Records, Seattle)
2007 Dufus:  King Astronaut
2008 Faergolzia:  Tape 2
2009 Dufus:  In Monstrous Attitude (ROIR)

2000 Attack Records, Canada
2000 Koala Records, NY
2001 Organ Magazine, UK
2002 Departure Records, UK
2002 Olive Juice Records, NYC
2002 Rough Trade Records, UK
2004 Smoking Gun Records, UK
2007 Trikont, Germany