World/Inferno Friendship Society, ‘Red-Eyed Soul’ (Chunksaah)
The two bands that Franz Nicolay plays keyboards for — the Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society — share a drunken, wild-eyed aesthetic. But while the former group is classic rock and proud, the latter plays oft-frantic cabaret punk with heavy klezmer touches. On Red-Eyed Soul, W/IFS sing about the circus, Paul Robeson, and pretty anarchists, with a beery insouciance that makes up for their occasional overexcitability.
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