PFFR

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PFFR
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Genres Electronic rock, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active 2001–present
Labels Birdman Records
Birdman-A-Phone
Associated acts Phiiliip
Muckafurgason
They Might Be Giants
Website Official Website
Members Vernon Chatman
John Lee
Alyson Levy
Jim Tozzi
Past members Dina Waxman

PFFR Forever Ltd., traditionally known as PFFR (pronounced as if PFR) is a Brooklyn based production company/art collective/electronic rock band consisting of Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy and Jim Tozzi. The group has been active since 2001.

Work[edit]

The group's portfolio of work includes 3 albums, a 7" EP and a download-only EP (plus a string of live performances as a band), various art exhibits such as An Attack On All Americans Or The Tyranny Of Weed shown at the LFL Galley in New York, and the script for the film Final Flesh.[1] In 2010 they held an exhibition/video screening of a selection of their work entitled PFFR Presents Legacy IIX which took place at the Synchronicity Space in Los Angeles, CA between April 3 and May 1.[2]

PFFR are also active in television comedy. They wrote, directed, produced and starred in the MTV2 variety show Wonder Showzen (2005–2006) and the Adult Swim CGI series Xavier: Renegade Angel. For both these shows, Chatman and Lee are the directors and main voice talent, whilst Tozzi and Levy are the animation/character designer and art director, respectively. Levy provides additional voices for both shows whilst Tozzi does only for 'Xavier'. PFFR are also responsible for producing, directing and co-writing Jon Glaser's Adult Swim show Delocated.

Chatman and Lee collaborated on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, a short lived sketch show starring Snoop Dogg, although this was not an official PFFR production. Following this show, Snoop Dogg made a guest appearance on PFFR's 'United We Doth' LP as well as a second-season episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel.

In 2015 PFFR produced and directed the music video for Animal Collective's song FloriDada, the first single off of their album Painting With.

Individual achievements[edit]

Chatman provided the voice for South Park character Towelie and worked as a staff writer/consultant on the show in 2004. He returned to the show in 2009 as a producer. He has written for Matt Stone and Trey Parker's short lived sitcom That's My Bush, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Chris Rock Show.

Levy directed the documentary film The Hands Of God about Christian puppeteers. She had a photography exhibition at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, in 2000 which featured a selection of photographs depicting various spoof sitcom scenes starring herself and friend Janeane Garofalo. She is also married to Lee.

Tozzi is an independent artist and has worked as a member of the production companies KanDoKid and T.H.E.M. directing a number of television commercials.

Lee was previously a member of the now defunct rock band Muckafurgason. He is known as a supertaster through the song "John Lee Supertaster" by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, with whom he is close friends.

Releases[edit]

Discography[edit]

Videography[edit]

  • "Sacajaweahhh" (from Injustice Center LP)
  • "Our Concern" (from Injustice Center LP)
  • "Superfine" (from United We Doth LP)
  • "Japoney Appoe" (from United We Doth LP)

Television shows[edit]

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potion Lords: Final Flesh". Potionlords.blogspot.com. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  2. ^ "PFFR presents Legacy IIX". Syncspacela.com. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 

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