Alternative Tentacles is excited to announce the most recent
addition to their one-of-a-kind corral of bands, The
World / Inferno Friendship Society! Equal parts punk,
soul, klezmer and jazz, replete with horns, piano, guitar and
a lot of boys and girls with very sharp teeth, the Brooklyn-
based group’s must-see stage charisma rivals Slim
Cessna’s Auto Club. The ensemble has over 40 members,
including a guy from Dexys Midnight Runners who’s in
Black 47 now. Only about seven to thirteen show up at any
given time due to parole restrictions, so one never can tell
how crowded the dressing room is going to be.
In the band’s unique punk rock cabaret style, the much
anticipated new album This Packed Funeral features their
signature critically acclaimed romantic-tangoing / violent
break-up-inducing mayhem while combining contrapuntal
fugue and the classic hardcore punk sounds of Code
Of Honor, TSOL and The Damned.
The group is fronted by singer Jack Terricloth, a prison
baby who was placed in foster care after being born in the
Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in Union Township,
Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Scott Hollingsworth,
co-founding member of this bizarre gang of dangerous
loonies, is back on the producer’s stool after a fifteen-year
hiatus, and will be touring with the band on keys this fall.
Veteran member Peter Hess is also back in the fold, and is
responsible for the stellar brass arrangement on “Don’t Get
Me Started, Don’t Get Me Wrong,” World / Inferno’s take
on a New Orleans Funeral March.