So in case you haven’t heard, there’s this really cool band called Backfat Hoagie that’s local here in Philly.
Backfat Hoagie is a freak-folk outfit that consists of Frankie Pancakes on rainstick and Louis H. Rancheros aka Louie “The Poop” Rodriguez on bongos. They’re first EP, Cold Cuts will include their songs “Beat it in the Street” and “Babaloo.” They’ve been described as “disgusting” and “intriguing,” in the local Philly scene.
I had the honor of designing the cover of the band’s first record, Cold Cuts and got a preview of their summertime jams. Some might call it unlistenable.
The truth of the story is, Backfat Hoagie is part of a long running joke between me and my boyfriend. Every now and then, a good band name will strike us and I’ll jot it down somewhere. The song titles are mostly little things we say when we’re half asleep or have been sipping too much giggle juice.
Recently, I took this Skillshare class, and needed an idea for the project. Finally, Backfat Hoagie went from being just a silly joke to a silly joke with art. Cold Cuts isn’t even released yet, and already a new single is coming out called “Vomit on the Beach (Mayonnaise in the Sun).” It’s going to be the new “Pumped Up Kicks” of 2013.