February 3, 2009

It Hurts Me All The Time...

Wish it would happen more often, but this is one of those rare occasions, where a random pick from the inbox turns out to be the soundtrack of my working day. Glancing through the mails this morning, one subject line saying something about a synth- shoegazing band releasing a new album caught my attention. It’s probably my bad that I hadn’t heard about Canadian 5-piece Faunts until I read that mail, but I won’t try to pretend that I had. So instead I’ll just be happy that I decided to read on, and that way got introduced to a quite interesting band. My experience with the band so far is the 7 tracks, which are free to download from the Friendly Fire Recordings webpage, and they are somewhat of a mixed bag. Primarily because the band is flirting with far more genres (dance, indie, electro, you name it) than just the aforementioned synth/shoegaze, and a few remixes help clouding the picture even further. But essentially there’s not a week track among these tracks, and the forthcoming album Feel.Love.Thinking.Of, which will be out on February 17, has suddenly found its way onto my radar.

High Expectations/Low Results (album 2005)
+ Instantly Loved
+ Memories of Places We've Never Been
M4 Digital EP (2007)
+ M4 (Part 1)
Faunts Remixed (remix album 2008)
+ Memories of Places We've Never Been (T.H. White Remix)
+ M4 (Part II) (The Paronomasiac Remix)
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of. (album 2009)

+ Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.
+ It Hurts Me All The Time


Chris said...

tststs... don't tell me you haven't heard of the Faunts when I've been covering them since 2006!!!

Shame on you! :D :P

stytzer said...

You cover so many fantastic bands that it's impossible to check them all out ;-)

Ginger said...

Hmmm sounds interesting I'll be sure to check them out.
Peace Nd Love