Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
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KerfuffleinaHussle
July 29th 2013


799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, they even said they had a few new songs ready and Darroh had some pretty neat solo demos out. And then they just kinda...vanished.

I think it was always a money thing. They were in a lot of debt, I guess their fanbase wasn't big enough to support them...or too many of them just didn't buy any of their shit. Sucks hard.

CrownOfMagnets
July 29th 2013


2308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Making it in a band is fucking tough these days, man

CosmicPie
July 29th 2013


1078 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Especially since all the attention is on shit like Lady GaGa. It is what it is.

Cipieron
July 29th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

plus with Andrew having a new baby, I'm sure he would've wanted to take some time off anyway


who knows, maybe they'll get back together someday. maybe Andrew will put out some more solo stuff.

in any case we'll always have 3 stellar albums to jam to

KerfuffleinaHussle
July 29th 2013


799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

If anyone read Brett's statement about leaving the band it was pretty depressing. He said he wanted off the ship cause the band was basically deteriorated internally into a total shambles.

Fingers crossed they get back together some day and record some new jams, the consistency from I.F.S onwards has been remarkable

Cipieron
July 29th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I haven't dug Logan's drumming so if they ever release another album one day I hope they patch things back up with Brett.

Drummerboy123
July 29th 2013


2416 Comments


Yeah Brett's drumming is fantastic. Really hope they manage to patch things up. Still have that nostalgia kick from "The Wife the Kids and the White Picket Fence".

Just an awesome band.

Digging: Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

fr33convict
July 29th 2013


11697 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The impression I've gotten from talking to Andrew (which may no longer be accurate or be me misinterpreting what he said) is that the unreleased songs might see the light of day eventually but maybe not as Fair to Midland songs since he wrote practically all of them. And unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a lot of "patching up" going on... I don't know if they're all exactly on bad terms but they're certainly don't seem very close.

Cipieron
July 29th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah last i heard they were in different parts of the country. things really went south with Brett from what i heard

though he still hangs with Matt from a few FBook photos i've seen

so we'll probably never see the classic lineup ever again with Jon on bass and Brett on drums

but i'd be happy to hear 'FtM' music in any form, Darroh solo form or whatevs

KerfuffleinaHussle
July 29th 2013


799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

There was a lot of talk of them breaking up after Fables too though, even within the band itself, so who knows, maybe there's hope

Convict, lucky you got to talk to him and get an inside scoop, a bit jealous!

SitarHero
August 6th 2013


4708 Comments


Musical Chairs is the muhfuggin jam!

Cipieron
August 6th 2013


3508 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Short-Haired Tornado all day

Eons
August 6th 2013


482 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"This is actually pretty good''

someguest
October 6th 2013


21200 Comments


Until we can't see what's ahead
You can sew me in stitches
Curse at the cautious
While it lasts
Cause soon we'll all forget

:')


I love this album.

Calc
October 6th 2013


12294 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I should listen to this again maybe...

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Wadlez
October 7th 2013


4651 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listened to this so often when it came out..... At least they went out strong

Zelbinian
October 27th 2013


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's funny, this has been on my "to buy" list since it came out when I heard "Whiskey & Ritalin." I felt like they were pretty prog when I first listened to them... funny how much my ear has changed in just a few short years. I can understand the comparison to radio rock. I mean, they aren't really radio rock, but if the most mainstream thing you listen to is... shit, I dunno... Porcupine Tree, then I could see how this would weather that comparison for someone.

For me it's like they were Icarus and radio rock was the sun and they constantly trying to see how close they could get before their wings melted. And they were good at it.

Artuma
October 27th 2013


15350 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"For me it's like they were Icarus and radio rock was the sun and they constantly trying to see how close they could get before their wings melted. And they were good at it."

i like this comparison

Digging: Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket - Den sorgligaste musiken i varlden

Zelbinian
October 27th 2013


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Am I crazy for hearing a TREOS influence in Short-Haired Tornado?

MO
October 27th 2013


18986 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Short-Haired Tornado all day"

this. song is sweet



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