Flugeldar (2 Albums, 50 Tracks)
Flugeldar (Icelandic for flying fire) was myself, Lee Lynch, and Doug Harvey. The music has been been compared to a mash-up of Springsteen, Jandek, and The Magnetic Fields. Our first album was issued by the ballbearingspinatas label in 2002 under the band name Fireworks.
Though F recorded 3 full length albums, our acclaim was mostly for performances scarcely resembling the recordings. A Fireworks show usually involved trance induction, ecstatic improv art-rock reveries, speaking in tongues, and ritual loss of self through spontaneous uncontrolled body movement. Between 02 and 07, F performed upward of 25 shows per year. We were featured in Sean Carnage's cult rockumentary, 40 bands in 80 minutes, appeared on QTN's The Queer Edge with Jack E. Jett, and played a cough-syrup-intoxicated party band in Dave Fenster's acclaimed feature Trona. Flugeldar is now reissuing this material as a compilation, Toward The Sunrise, In The North.