“I’ve always been saying it’s like Terence McKenna and James Joyce got in an MMA fight, but the precursor to that fight was that you have to do mushrooms,” says Justus, one half of Valued Customer. I asked him how the band describes their sound to those who haven’t heard their music.
“If you need to be really concise, it’s like Frank Zappa, with rap,” adds Patrick Power, the duo’s other half. “‘Cause Frank Zappa is like the weirdest thing that most people know about, so you just say that and people are like ‘Oh, so it’s weird and fun.’” (Grayowl Point interview, 11/13)
We are Other Families, an electronic DIY/punk collective with a taste for noise, spoken-word, and onstage theatrics. We are self-made, self-produced and we’ve independently released everything we’ve put out. Our live show is a loud and violent barrage of sound and vision that incorporates costumes, props, dramatic segments and awkward lapses of confusion and disorientation. Join the family.