It's been a massive year for Greg Puciato, who has spent 2020 releasing two albums — his debut solo effort, Child Soldier: Creator of God and the sophomore offering, Reluctant Hero, from metal supergroup Killer Be Killed — as well as running a record label, Federal Prisoner, with visual artist Jesse Draxler. Today (November 24th), he announced plans to cap the year with a unique online streaming event he's dubbed, in typically confrontational fashion, "Fuck Content."
Tickets, as well as a selection of limited-edition merchandise exclusive to attendees, are available now via federalprisoner.shop. Merch items include limited-edition black and red marble vinyl (250 copies), a blu-ray version of "Fuck Content," a signed and numbered commemorative poster, and various Jesse Draxler-designed pieces. The stream debuts on December 11th at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET and remains on-demand for the following 48 hours.
"'Fuck Content' is just another creative release, but in a different medium, marrying visual art, audio, live performance, studio footage ... a lot of different elements together," Puciato commented of the event. "I wanted to make the modern equivalent of a VHS release you would have bought from a band decades ago, but with more of an arthouse sensibility. Like any other thing I've released, and that we've released with Federal Prisoner, it was born from excitement, and flamed up really quickly from the initial spark into what it became. Jesse and I were having a conversation about making a visual release, to tie into my record, that would include live performance but also much more, and got to talking about the idea of 'content,' how dumb and revolting the idea of, and emphasis on, 'content' is overall, and how the opposite of content is substance, that we needed to make sure whatever we made had real substance. We were both ranting about it and at one point I said, 'Fuck content,' and that was the spark we needed to build up the fire to start putting this together. As we were making it, it took twists and turns, and new ideas formed, just like making a record, and we just followed them to their natural end points. This for me is a release, as much as any other, it's not a livestream, it's not some way to placate people who aren't seeing shows, or to keep me busy. It's something we sank our teeth into creatively, as much as a record, and I'm excited for everyone to see and hear what we've got to show them."