Two friends, made through music.
Two musicians, charged with originality
and virtuosity. One album, made by
these two fond creators of wonder.
What could be more meaningful?
Forest Creature is the new project (2013)
born out of a 20 year friendship and
longstanding mutual musical respect
between Seth Faergolzia (aka Dufus)
from New York and John Ludington
from California, who met while
still in school. Both have written
and recorded countless songs,
toured together and influenced
each other, but not until now
have they collaborated in the
“Tin Wood Soldier” melds Seth’s
various projects into an all
encompassing conglomeration of work.
Featuring Seth’s experiments in
electronics and lyric/song-writing
that borders on hip-hop, the album
also showcases the 23 Psaegz, a
huge band of singers and
instrumentalists headed by Seth
on guitar, voice and kick drum,
including a mini-choir and players
of bass guitar, upright bass, tuba,
sax, flute, trumpet, electric guitar,
banjo, drums, piano, mandolin, and
a number of “found metal” percussion
You can listen and download here:
Seth Faergolzia has pieced
together a side project with
a numerous musicians and
recording artists, and he
has dubbed the result
The project constitutes
an album’s worth of songs
written by Seth, which
have been brazenly handed
over to the capable hands
of 15 talented folks to
reshape and add ideas.
producers from New York
City, Rochester, Sweeden,
Ithaca, Germany and California,
all of various levels from
lo-fi to the highest fidelity.
“Friend Producers” will be
released alongside “Tin Wood Soldier.”
You may hear the album and purchase a
digital version here…
After almost 13 years and 10 full length
recordings, Dufus is putting out our final
album. This album’s production includes
Seth Faergolzia’s voice and compositional
wizardry, a horn section, two drummers,
violin, a choir, bass, electric and acoustic
guitars, toy piano, accordion, flute, and
circuit bent noise instruments. It is our
most grandiose and well plotted production.
The content addresses a number
of ideas including the importance
of silence, long time friends, post-
child breakups, love, schizophrenia,
and profound dream stories.
After almost 13 years and 10 full length recordings,
Dufus is putting out our final album and now our
first FULL LENGTH VINYL LP with insert containing
photos from their final 30 member performance.
This album’s production includes Seth Faergolzia’s
voice and compositional wizardry, a horn section,
two drummers, violin, a choir, bass, electric and
acoustic guitars, toy piano, accordion, flute, and
circuit bent noise instruments. It is our most
grandiose and well plotted production.
The content addresses a number of ideas
including the importance of silence, long
time friends, post-child breakups, love,
schizophrenia, and profound dream stories.
VINYL VINYL VINYL!!!
The first project of Seth Faergolzia
of Dufus in collaboration with Josh
Channel. “Channel Faergolzia,” release
April 21, 2010. The two artists created a
new combination in electronic and
acoustic melding, with Faergolzia’s
interstellar songwriting and Channel’s
left of center electro-wizardry. It is a
step in a more modern direction for
Faergolzia, working in sequencing and
using samples to create far different
soundscapes than would be heard in
Here’s what ROIR had to say about this album:
In Monstrous Attitude, ”Dufus’ third album
with ROIR, is mixed by Shimmy Disc’s Kramer
and barely contained in a colossal 12 panel
Digipak with comic book art by anti-folk hero,
Jeffrey Lewis (Rough Trade). It lives up to its
name; it’s a monstrous work that cannot be
ignored. One way or another Dufus will get
under your skin, and into your brain.
From the love and anxious amazement a
parent feels for their firstborn to the
feelings of frustration and desperation
at a static society, to more whimsical topics
like passing gas and the musical properties
of felt, Dufus’ “In Monstrous Attitude” leaves
no stone unturned in its exploration of the
human experience. Although they have already
influenced many a band in the
(like Moldy Peaches, Man Man, USAisamonster,
Akron Family), this is perhaps Dufus’ most
inspiring work to date. It is a perfect mixture
of their signature chaotic, childlike compositions
(which critics have compared to the mastermind
experimentations of Captain Beefheart, Zappa,
Ween and Mr. Bungle) and passionate,
crescendoing melodies that leave you
gasping for breath with every twangy note.
Musicians on In Monstrous Attitude: Seth Faergolzia: Acoustic Guitar/Lead Vocals Anders Griffen: Drums Alex Coronado: Bass Erin Riedel and Anouk Hokuxqpa: vocals
FULL DISCOGRAPHY OF WORK BY SETH FAERGOLZIA AND DUFUS, 22 FULL LENGTH ALBUMS!
Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz: Tin Wood Soldier, 2012
Friend Producers, 2012
Eth, Kickstarter Funded, 2010
Eth, Vinyl 12″ LP
Channel Faergolzia, Self Released, 2010
In Monstrous Attitude, ROIR, New York, NY 2009
Tape 2 (cassette/computer sound collage), Self Released, 2008
King Astronaut, Self Released, 2008
Bristol Hills Music Camp Experimental Orchestra, Whprwhil Records, Seattle, 2007
Legend of Walnut, Self Released, 2007
Last Classed Blast, Ironman Records, Birmingham, UK, 2006
Ball of Design, ROIR (Reach Out International Records), New York, NY, 2004
Seth Faergolzia: Don’t Call Me Hippie, Self Released, 2004
Dufus/Seth Faergolzia: This Fredum, Luvalot Records, 2003
1:3:1, ROIR, New York, NY, 2002
Neuborns, Ironman Records, Birmingham, UK, 2001
Quankmeyer Faergolzia: Pip, Self Released, 2000
Funderwear (from the Rock Opera, “Fun Wearing Underwear,” Self Released, 2000
This Revolution, Opulence Records, Wilmington, NC, 1998
Eee-Lai-Font, Self Released, 1997
Our First Born, J-Bird Records, Connecticut, 1996
Cleveland Funk Tribe, Self Released 1995
PLUS POSTERS, STICKERS, AND A BONUS CD FILLED WITH UNRELEASED TRACKS!!!!
These shirts come in 3 colors…
Royal Blue… S, M, L, XL
Forest Green… S, M, L, XL
Chocolate Brown…. S, M, L, XL
…all shirts with just a slightly tinted
off white purple ink on front and back.
This is probably the most grandiose Dufus
album to date… somewhere around 50
musicians helped out with choral,
lo-fi orchestral, noise and rock production…
“…like tasting fruit off the vine after a
lifetime of grape soda.” —Ink19
Seth Faergolzia explains
how the album, “1:3:1”, was recorded:
“…the idea for one:three:one was given
to me at in the woods in Ocala,
Florida, February 2002. I had been
staring at a formation in the sky
shaped like an equal sign. A meteor
streaked through it, negating it and
making a pro-anti symbol. As I walked
away, I witnessed a tree with the hand
shape, which eventually became the
focus of much thought and went
onto the album cover. Thousands
of hours have been spent intensely
cultivating this blissful lunatic…”
“Like an encyclopedia of so-called
outsider music condensed into a
Downtown pagan mystery meeting.
—Richard Gehr, Village Voice
Ball of Design was written largely in response to the war declared by the United States after the 911 occurrence.
Dufus – Neuborns is the missing Dufus album recorded in 2001 and before 1:3:1 and unreleased until now. It was recorded in 2000-2001 at Emandee in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is released at last through Birmingham, UK based Iron Man Records and its lyrical content derives from as one nameless reviewer puts it “a modern day caveman junk collector’s perspective on deliniation from concensus reality.”
label’s words about it: Frontman and singer/songwriter Seth says that “Neuborns speaks to an audience of believers who get pushed down, the people who are trying as hard as they can to make the world thrive in a way better.” Dufus in my view are one most important bands I’ve heard in years and watching the band live in 2000 started that one. There are a lot of bands who copy, mimic and steal inspiration from Dufus but the band, much to the irritation of the media, and many others, keep on keeping on and continue to do their own thing without interest in being noticed or even accepted. The bands music stands up and is unflinching to trends, fashions or whats in with the in crowd this week. You may love this band, you may not understand them, you may even think you know them. Whatever you think, be warned, the band will continue doing what they do without reference to whether you like it, want it or understand it. here are a few quotes I dug up on the net that may just illustrate my point: “Fiercely independant, fiercely committed and suitably deranged – Dufus stand alone in their field holding back the waves of corporate c**p like a platoon of modern day Canutes.” trakMARX “Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs. The band has ties to the local anti-folk scene, but Dufus exploitations are bigger and more ambitious than those of, say, the Moldy Peaches. It’s hard to think of a style not at least touched upon by Dufus, but the group’s woozy delirium somehow makes it sound more cohesive than it probably should.” The Onion “Astoundingly variegated soundscapes.” Relix I’ve also found some other biographical information that you may find useful background to the band Dufus themselves…. Dufus presents a deep and transcendent mixture of confrontational songwriting, whip-smart lyricism and massive beats interspersed with avant-punknoise and groundbreaking improvisation; they are helping to define the curve for an awakening generation of artful rock musicians. Their edgy but positive sound vibration has earned them an expanding and loyal following throughout the Northeast and parts of Europe. Born in 1996 as an open collective for creative musicians, the band has forged excursions into multimedia, rock-opera, junkyard fashion and even orchestral works landing in a hard pocket of 5 solid members. Dufus has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe and Japan, and has shared the stage with The Black Dice, Moldy Peaches, Ween, The Frogs, Animal Collective, Adam Green, Jeffrey Lewis, Cornershop, Regina Spektor, Low, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to name a few. The Onion: “For those who like Frank Zappa but wish he had been weirder, Dufus plays frantic fever-dream folk slashed through with rock stabs…Past opening stints for Ween should sound a signal, but even Dean and Gene Ween must have scratched their heads a time or two.”s amazement a parent feels for their firstborn to the feelings of frustration and desperation at a static society, to more whimsical topics like passing gas and the musical properties of felt, Dufus’ “In Monstrous Attitude” leaves no stone unturned in its exploration of the human experience. It is a perfect mixture of their signature chaotic, childlike compositions (which critics have compared to the mastermind experimentations of Captain Beefheart, Zappa, Ween and Mr. Bungle) and passionate, crescendoing melodies that leave you gasping for breath with every twangy note.
A collection of various live and unreleased outtake recordings.
some lo-fi, some mid… quite varied…
We’ve run out of pressed copies of this 1998 release, but due to continued requests we are putting it up for sale as a CDR. This album features such songs as “Wee Ma Moo” and “Fun Wearing Underwear.”
Seth Faergolzia’s 8 track basement creations from 1998 in Brooklyn… there are a number of metallic instruments found and collected then hung and orchestrated, recorded and tweaked by Seth. Includes original long version of “Silly Baboon.”
This is a side project of Seth Faergolzia. The recordings are primarily from cassette, where Seth did an editing process on a dual cassette machine, cutting things up and looping randomly. After that cassette to cassette editing, Seth put it into a computer and edited it more. 5 years of material squashed down into a 2 disc set.
14 intimate mostly solo acoustic tracks
from the front man of legendary
NYC band Dufus!
This is a 7″ comprised of a live band version of “Fun Wearing Underwear” from London 2001 and a solo version of “Happy Birthday Seth.”
This is the 2nd Dufus album, released in 1997.