Fievel Is Glauque Joins Fat Possum Records, Releases Double Single

[Cover photo credit to Joey Agresta]

Fievel Is Glauque is an international band composed of bandleader and keyboardist Zach Phillips (US), singer Ma Clément (France via Belgium), and a rotating cast of musicians spread out across the globe, and they have announced their signing to Fat Possum. With the announcement, the band has shared a double single, “I’m Scanning Things I Can’t See” and “Dark Dancing.” They are accompanied by a music video directed by Joey Agresta. Fat Possum will also be re-releasing Fievel’s current catalog.

Both new songs were written and recorded in April 2023 by Zach Phillips and Ma Clément during a writing trip for the band, quickly recorded analog to a Tascam 424 Portastudio. These “demos” were meant to capture the moment of creation, with the intention to later work them up as full band recordings. However, the two later felt that “these two recordings captured the raw life of the compositions as they were being written.”

Last year, Fievel shared their debut studio album Flaming Swords. They also went on tour with Stereolab.

Zach Phillips shares:

Our writing’s always ongoing, embodied, mystic, practicable, but its representation via recordings is unstable, scattershot, occult, impossible – maze-like motivation means dead ends abound. So, 100+ studio-recorded songs lie dormant, and when we attempt to wake them, often they beg for continued rest. But then! Sometimes the four-track cassette recorder beckons: “Just make a watercolor, you little fools. imagine Pessoa writing in his kitchen with a pen malformed, half-broken. Follow me, hurry, outrun yourselves. Yes, make me laugh!

Painting by Annie Loucka, Design by Ma Clément

Fievel originally released a Bandcamp compilation album of live mono cassette recordings titled God’s Trashmen Sent to Right the Mess on New Years Day of 2021 with a single Instagram post to promote it. Gradually, through word of mouth, God’s Trashmen Sent To Right The Mess has gone on to sell thousands of copies, and the band’s reach has continued to grow.


Thu, Nov 2 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

Sat, Nov 4 – Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC

Tues, Nov 7 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

Wed, Nov 8 – Crystal Ballroom – Somerville, MA

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