Thursday, October 13, 2005

Faunts listening party

Good ol' Friendly Fire... bringing the music and the free beer:

"This Monday, October 17, Friendly Fire Recordings and our friends at Fringe Benefits are holding a listening party in New York for our second release, the Faunts album "High Expectations/Low Results," which will be in stores on October 18. You and your friends are cordially invited to attend - it'll be a good time!

Mo Pitkins
34 Avenue A b/t 2nd St. & 3rd St.

Be the first to hear Faunts' new album "High Expectations/Low Results" -
Shimmering walls of pink noise with dreamy, languorous guitar,
gently-treated vocals, and swimmingly beautiful melodies.

Plus *FREE BEER* from our friends at Red Stripe!

Featuring performances from:
Dave Deporis
This Frontier Needs Heroes (ex-Mountain Men)

Both events are 21+
Red Stripe reminds you to drink responsibly."


"Floating through the ether in a manner reminiscent of facets of Sigur
Ros, Red House Painters, and even late-period Radiohead, High
Expectation/Low Results buzzes and quiets, ebbs and flows. Similar to
the way the Icelandic landscape influenced the Arctic sound of Sigur
Ros, so, too, did the bleak Canadian tundra of Edmonton affect Faunts.
Epic soundscapes evoke feelings of chilling isolation and creeping
darkness... it's an emotive rollercoaster ride well worth taking" -

[Faunts are] "driving along the same star-lit road as The Smiths' "There
Is A Light That Never Goes Out," but these love-sick passengers are
lucky enough not to get hit head-on by that double-decker bus" -
Fluxblog (download a song; follow the link)

"Faunts do an excellent job of infusing their post-rock compositions
with warmth, rather than hiding behind a wall of feedback" -

I will post a review of some sort soon... I like the record but haven't had time to put pen to paper (finger to keyboard?) about it yet. Hopefully I'll have something by Saturday (if not tomorrow).

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