Legend of Bigfoot may have parlayed its name into 15 minutes of fame. Animal Planet recorded the Tacoma rock band performing at Pints Barn in Tumwater last June for reality TV series "Finding Bigfoot." The edited footage will air on Sunday, Jan. 6.
"Finding Bigfoot" producers set up the show a few months after a production assistant heard Legend of Bigfoot on Seattle rock station KISW-FM (99.9).
“We're not sure how much is gonna be on the show,” LOB singer Mike Krushka said. “Their regular show is about trompin' around looking for Bigfoot and finding evidence. But I assume they're gonna be like, 'We heard big foot is over here.' And then they're gonna come see us, and there'll probably be a little bit of us on the show.”
Guitarist Jason Flom predicted we'll see the point in the show when cast member Cliff Barackman jammed with Legend of Bigfoot during their song, "The Fire." "As a matter of fact, I think they actually had Mike introduce it a couple times just to get the introduction right," he said. "They'll probably show that introduction, show him come up there and part of that.”
It will be a rare sighting of Legend of Bigfoot, a band that's been as elusive as its namesake of late. They haven't performed since Louifest in July, instead focusing their energies on finishing up their first CD since their self-titled debut EP in 2010. The new album is called "Door to the Sky," Flom said. And it will feature a dozen tracks, including updated versions of "Humanoids," "Lonesome Being" and other set staples. An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Screaming Trees bassist and Valis frontman Van Conner was producing the disc. However, Conner has recorded backing vocals for the album and will release it this spring on his label, Strange Earth Recordings.
Meanwhile, fans can check them out on Animal Planet at 10 p.m. EST/PST this weekend.