Phish pranks fans with Scandinavian progressive rock band “cover”

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Phishing fans got ripped off this Halloween when the legendary jam band continued their holiday tradition of covering a classic album. At the band’s concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, they performed “i rokk”, the only album by a Scandinavian progressive rock band called Kasvot Vaxt – far from their covers of albums by artists like the Beatles. , the Who and the Velvet Underground.

Kasvot Vaxt has an artist page on AllMusic, where he is described as “obscure even in the dark realms of Scandinavian progressive rock”. The page continues: “Kasvot Växt released a single album in the early 1980s before sinking into the realm of myth. This album was called ‘í rokk’, released on a label so small it was basically a ‘a private press. ” The members of the group reportedly met while participating in a scientific research project.

But it all seems like an elaborate hoax – a phishing scam, if you will. Kasvot Vaxt doesn’t really exist.

Phish also left Easter eggs on Kasvot Vaxt on Perfect sound forever and a blog post on the WFMU radio station website. They even added some of Kasvot Vaxt’s songs to WFMU’s archived playlists. It’s unclear when or how Phish dropped the clues.

The good news, of course, is that Phish fans were treated to some original songs by the band.

This isn’t the first time the band has strayed from their Halloween tradition, which began in 1994. In 2003, Phish made their debut with music from an upcoming album.


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