anyone know bands similar to Fly Pan Am?

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Do Make Say Think do the same thing. As do Godspeed and the like. The new Do Make Say Think record is very nice... Another one to try out, more on the avant side: Jackie-O Motherfucker.

Yancey (ystrickler), Friday, 13 September 2002 13:53 (eighteen years ago) link

I'd argue with that somewhat, Yancey, though I love em all...Fly Pan Am really has more of an electronic feel, heavily processed, while both Godspeed and Do Make Say Think are really more traditional in that their songs develop fairly conventionally (though admittedly using rock instruments and a non-rock idiom). Fly Pan Am, on the other hand, seems far more random, with tracks disintegrating in the midddle from some heavily processed sfx into a fairly traditional guitar riff, and then off to something else.

Right off the top of my head, the most obvious choice for something similar to a "damaged funk, tape-experiment, hypnotic repetition" project would be early Cabaret Voltaire...Mix Up, Red Mecca, Three Mantras, and I'd say the best would be 2x45. Try downloading some of that first...maybe it's just too minimal.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Friday, 13 September 2002 14:39 (eighteen years ago) link

I like Fly Pan Am, but I would say you are giving them too much credit to call Cabaret Voltaire "similar"...

Yancey (ystrickler), Friday, 13 September 2002 15:21 (eighteen years ago) link

True enough, though the description I quoted from the original question certainly fits them both.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Friday, 13 September 2002 15:23 (eighteen years ago) link

This hEAT
Do Make Say Think
first album by DAF

autovac, Friday, 13 September 2002 17:04 (eighteen years ago) link

Gastr Del Sol and Flying Saucer Attack both sound like what you're after, although I'm not a fan of either. I only liked parts of Fly Pan Am's first album anyway. You might also check out Twine Recorder or maybe some of the other bands on the Hefty Records 2-CD comp, Immediate Action. Or some of the acoustic/electronic hybrid stuff on Morr Music, like Manual.

Curt (cgould), Friday, 13 September 2002 17:44 (eighteen years ago) link

this heat definitely and from what I remember of the last time I saw fly pan am live I'd say talking heads - fear of music.

simon 803 (simon 803), Friday, 13 September 2002 20:26 (eighteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Reuniting to play their first gig in 14 years next month!

brain (krakow), Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:06 (two years ago) link

oh nice. I saw them on tour with Do Make Say Think so many years ago and frankly even though they were the opener they kind of blew DMST away.

akm, Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:21 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

New record C'est ca is out today! Imo they should've cut the intro-track and just blasted right out of the gate w/ the second song, but that's my only complaint after first listen. It's surprisingly shoegazey!

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 20 September 2019 12:43 (one year ago) link

Yeah I'm down with this! This is def a wildly cool record

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 29 September 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link

This new one is incredible. I'm not sure what I was expecting from a 2019 Fly Pan Am record and I'm not sure this is it, but I'm knocked out by it. "Discreet Channeling" is tops.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 15:04 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah that album is un futur classique

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:43 (eleven months ago) link

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