Les Savy Fav is finally back with their first new music in 14 years. It’s a party bop called “Legendary Tippers” and comes with a delightfully meta music video.
It’s brimming with Laissez-faire swagger. The lyrics flow like Jack Sparrow doing a Braggadocio track, landing between uppercrust and dumb drunk. The music follows suit – singer Tim Harrington says, “The guitars have this offhanded virtuoso thing going. Seth had stacked all of these semi-improvised scratch tracks into a demo. When I got them, I was immediately drawn to the manic pile-up of using them all, all at once, with zero edits. It’s like if the solo from ‘Taxman’ wolfed down a bottle of Adderall.”
It’s been a long while since LSF has released anything, and this might seem an odd track to come back with, but it does a kind of amazing job capturing the unhinged, delighted energy of their live shows – a fire that’s always been hard to bottle on recordings.
Last year, Les Savy Fav teased their comeback with a series of one-off shows, including a string of European festival appearances and an intimate gig at the newly opened Knitting Factory NYC at Baker Falls alongside Marnie Stern (who also hasn’t played a live show in a bit). 2024 will surely find the band expanding their return to the stage. Find more information below.
LES SAVY FAV LIVE
February 23 – Camden, UK – Electric Ballroom
February 24 – Bristol, UK – Simple Things Fest
May 24 – Dublin, IRE – Whelans
May 25 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
May 28 – Barcelona, ESP – Primavera Sound