The Faps release Ded Lake EP: Download of the Week

Moose Jaw duo full of lanky weirdness

Before this weekend I didn’t even know what “Fap” meant. Which is kind of hilarious considering how much I’ve heard this masturbatory noise over the past couple of decades.

The Faps, a lovingly-named duo hailing from Moose Jaw, have released Ded Lake, a five-song EP that will be made available in both physical formats and for download.

The EP somehow manages to capture the duo’s propensity for playing titty-twister with genre mash-ups and their overall general lanky weirdness. The songs veer indiscriminately in between punk, sludge and lo-fi noise rock without any disregard for innocent bystanders. Which, of course, is all part of their master plan, says guitarist Skyler Cafferata.

“We’ve always been drawn towards anything that tears down barriers within genres – Q and not U, Tom Waits, Liars, Man Man, Nick Cave to name a few,” he says. “So we wanted to make music that represented who we are.

“Also, weird inside jokes, true stories and copious amounts of alcohol help get the creativity flowing.”

I wonder how much it would take to get them to cover “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls. Irony!