Yes, the exclamation point has migrated closer to the beginning of the band's name. Maybe the move signifies the group's move back to Constellation, the label that originally released F#A#infinity. Maybe it doesn't. Who knows? In any case, the ten band members are touring to support their most stirring album to date, Yanqui U.X.O. For a wordless record, the pounding drums, forlorn strings and raging guitars speak volumes as they build to a frantic crescendo or fall into a macabre funeral march. And right before you never want to wake up again, a kind of peace takes over. Whew! Dry your tears, and take a deep breath.
The live show promises to be just as intense, with the musicians accompanied by films that flicker in the dim lighting. Remember, you're there for the music, not to gawk at the band members. Let the emotions come, because they will. And don't go to a chain store to buy the record, whatever you do.