The smash debut e.p. from ANDY WARPIGS! Here is your rare, once in a life time chance to hear this band without having the word f*ck yelled in your face every 25 seconds! Feel free and sanctioned by God all mighty to play this record:
-at the office!
-on the way to church!
-for conservative and other sensitive people with backwards world views
-while attempting to nap, or under the influence of downers or in other suggestive states!
Here's what some people had to say about this record!
"If Folk Punk Yourself is any indication, Andy Warpigs is a complicated man. The title alone might suggest searing rage or soul-numbing apathy. However, the songs in this CD, Andy’s first, communicate something else entirely – humor, honesty, and just enough angst to keep things real.
The members of the band are: Andy Warpigs-guitar and ukulele, Jellyroll Jenkins-lead guitar, Jackson Bollox-bass, and Sabotage Dali- trumpet, melodica. But Andy does all the songwriting for the group.
Their sound is rooted in a clean blend of old school rock & roll and folk. And as with this all good comedy each humorous song makes a point in its own cheeky way (Drown My Baby).
However, Andy’s more than cheeky. He’s serious about what he sings (Everybody Likes You Now), he’s socially aware (N Bombs and C Bombs) and he’s romantic in his own quirky way (Chili Pepper). All together that makes him a good punk folk artist, with a fine band of musicians beside him.
Favorite tracks: Everybody Likes You Now, Stfu
Original post date: March 27, 2014"
-Cindy Dunn, Bands Around Town: www.bandsaroundtown.net
"Local musician Andy Warpigs has released his first album, Folk Punk Yourself, via the up-and-coming independent music label 56 Street Records.
The album, which includes 8 tracks, is self-described as “collection of counterculture anthems for the counterculture crowd.”
“It’s a lot more sarcastic than anything that has come out recently,” Warpigs said. “I’m not good at being serious. Sometimes folk punk can be serious, but most of the better bands are more sarcastic, and I think it can sometimes be a better way of expressing stuff.”
Withsong titles like “Stfu,” “Paddy’s a Junkie,” and the single “Drown My Baby,” the record exemplifies themes found in traditional punk music with folk-like aspects such as the use of rhythmic acoustic strumming patterns and ukulele-led tracks.
Warpigs said the darker sense of humor was put on the album to weed out people that don’t have a sense of humor.
“It’s satirical and puts me in a different category of band…some might think it’s crass or insensitive, but I’m going to the humorous crowds. ‘Drown my Baby’ is a bit about relapsing out of drugs and coming out of shitty areas…not literally people drowning babies, but crazy girlfriends and stuff. That’s a case of using sarcasm to express things that are more painful.”
Warpigs feels good about his first album and is proud of it’s professional-quality sound. However, he said he was able to do so at about a sixth of what the normal cost of producing an album would be, and that the producer has had decades of experience in recording independently.
“There was no one in the process looking to make money,” Warpigs said. “It was really anti-commercial the way we produced this, which kind of goes with the theme of the record.”
As his album gains traction, with “Drown My Baby” receiving over 500 views within a week on Youtube, Warpigs is continuing with his normal appearances around the Valley–from Funny World to Long Wong’s in Tempe–practicing his true passion and sharing it with others.
“What I’m trying to accomplish is I’m trying to say things that other people don’t or can’t say, even though the things I’m saying are ridiculous sometimes,” Warpigs said. “I pissed off a couple people, but music isn’t supposed to be this elitist thing, it should inspire people.” "
-Becky Brisley, www.valleyhype.com
"Last weekend belonged to the uke-punk stylings of Andy Warpigs who released their first LP Folk Punk Yourself at Lost Leaf in Phoenix. I was one of the few and the fortunate to get my hands on an early copy and haven’t been able to take it out of my CD player since. Emerging from the met muddy waters of weird folk and punk, Andy Warpigs can deliver drug-addled anthems and bar room ballads with a mixture of political and personal zest.
Folk Punk Yourself opens with “Drown My Baby”, a rollicking rocknroll number that matches driving guitar licks with rowdy lyrics that will have you laughing while you dance. By the time you reach “N Bombs and C Bombs”, the second track, you’ll have a feel for the infectious rambunctiousness that marks Andy Warpigs as one of those bands you definitely want to know.
The album has its occasional reflective moments. “Everyone Likes You Now” is one such track on the album that captured rank as one of my favorites, but by the following track, “Ego Death”, Andy Warpigs is once again slinking along with its gritty groove.The stellar vocal stylings of Andy Warpigs (the man behind the band, not the band itself this time) can kick up the kitsch for “Drown My Baby”, then take it down for the sweet-sounding “Chili Pepper”, without fully relinquishing the kitsch.
This album has a lot more going on that catchy ditties that can rile up a live crowd. That’s not to say Folk Punk Yourself is without catchy ditties (hear closing track “STFU”). It has substance and style. Produced and mixed by Mike Red and the band at 56th Street Records with a host of talented players joining the music-making cast of Andy Warpigs, Folk Punk Yourself is a must for fans the uke-punx movement and weird folk alike.
You can listen to Folk Punk Yourself through Spotify here, but you’re definitely going to want to get your hands on your very own physical copy as soon as possible. Head out to a live show for a CD and you won’t be disappointed. The album will also be available through Lawn Gnome Publishing in Phoenix for only five bones and the proceeds will help support our favorite downtown bookshop. "
Lenore LaNova, www.yabyumwest.com