Eight Foot Manchild
Eight Foot Manchild grew out of friendships formed in the HONK Festival community. After playing in various bands in this network for a number of years, bandleader Dylan Foley formed EFM out of a desire to synthesize elements of stoner rock, doom metal, and street brass funk, and throw in a bit of hip hop sampling aesthetic for good measure. The aim was to find a sonic crossroads somewhere between Electric Wizard, Budos Band, King Crimson, and Wu-Tang Clan. The lyrical content, inspired mainly by the irreverent humor of Frank Zappa, draws on everything from religion and philosophy to kung fu and Godzilla movies.