July 17th, 2013
Pre orders are now available for the 5th studio album called "We Do What We Must" produced & recorded by DEAF NEPHEWS (Dale Crover - Melvins & Toshi Kasai - Melvins, Big Business). The album is available on 12" vinyl with download code and you'll get them by August 5th, a day before the official release date! So order one up now!
International orders welcome!
We also have new shirts available now in all sizes: The "We Do What We Must - Cat and Dragon Fly" T and "Skinny Mickey"!
Fed X is also proud to announce that we are playing Total Fest this year, held in Missoula, MT this August (15-17). We are also playing Aaron Beam's, from Red Fang's 40th birthday party in Portland, Oregon with YOB at The White Owl that same month. Aaron will be joining us, as a special guest, on bass and backing vocals for a couple songs as well!
We filmed two videos for a couple songs off the new record, "Sight on Demand" & "Bear Hug", that will be premiering soon! Check out the Federation X Facebook for more details.
Love, Fed X.
October 2nd, 2012
We just got back from a sweet west coast trip with Big Business & Melvins Lite! We wrote a bunch of new songs for it and are working on a new record. We'll be announcing a NW weekend with Red Fang very soon for mid February and we also got a really nice new shirt designed (see below) by Welsh designer Chris Hitchman. Not to friggin mention our brand new single out now on Recess Records called, "The Only Fool is You."
For a limited time all orders of 10 bux or more come with a free 18x24" Indian Skull Poster AND for a very limited time all orders come with a free Federation X sticker from 10 years ago. (we just found a handful of them!)
For pics and other jazz check out our FB and Twitter!
Thursday - Saturday August 15th - 17th: Missoula, MT: TOTAL FEST! FUCK YEAH!
Thursday August 29th: Portland, OR: The White Owl: AARON BEAM's (RED FANG) 40th BDAY PARTY W/YOB (Fed X will have special guest Aaron Beam on bass and backing vocals for a couple songs!)
6/13/13: Tacoma, WA: The Fifth Dimension: W/LOZEN & STREET EATERS
6/14/13: Bellingham, WA: The Shakedown: W/LOZEN/STREET EATERS/RHOMBU$
6/15/13: Portland, OR: Slabtown: W/LOZEN/STREET EATERS/NASALROD
6/16/13: Seattle, WA: The Comet Tavern: W/LOZEN/STREET EATERS
2/15/13 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown w/ Red Fang and Uh Oh
2/16/13 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Red Fang and Dog Shredder
2/17/13 - Portland, OR @ The Wonder Ballroom w/ Red Fang and Dog Shredder
10/13/12 : San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/ Big Business
10/14/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Down & Out w/ Big Business
10/15/12: Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar w/ Big Business
Federation X is a rock band, originally formed in Bellingham, Washington, though now shares members between Bellingham and New York, New York. Founded by Ben Wildenhaus (guitar), Bill Badgley (guitar, vocals), and Beau Boyd (drums) in 1998. The band has toured the US, and has had two European tours, and a tour of Israel. In the beginning, the band released a self-titled LP on its own Molasses Manifesto Records, then followed it in 2001 with American Folk Horror, released by Bellingham's Estrus Records. Estrus also released X Patriot, and in 2005 released Rally Day. The band has been compared to such heavy acts as Melvins, Karp, and Black Sabbath. While Wildenhaus and Badgley have always played 4-string guitars, 2006 saw the addition of guitarist Josh Holland, so that Badgley could have the space to concentrate on his vocal duties. 2007 saw the return of the band as a 3 piece.
All three members have their own solo projects: Ben has "Von Wildenhaus" http://www.benvonwildenhaus.com/, Beau has "Zorbatron" http://www.myspace.com/zorbatron, and bill owns and operates Molasses Manifesto, a company that produces films, books, music, and art and is responsible for the film "Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP." http://www.karplives.com