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Fang Island

Fang Island began, oddly enough, as an art school project while the band members were attendingtheprodigiousRhodeIslandSchool of Design(also the foundation for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six FingerSatellite andsomeband calledtheTalking Heads.) According to guitaristJason Bartell, the goal was to “makemusic for people wholikemusic.” That is,musicwithout irony that harnesses its uplifting qualities. Just likeaclassic rock song orclassicalsymphony can stir usemotionally,Fang Island exists to unlock that spirit.

Fang Island is guitarist Jason Bartell, bassist Michael Jacobe ...read more

Fang Island began, oddly enough, as an art school project while the band members were attendingtheprodigiousRhodeIslandSchool of Design(also the foundation for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six FingerSatellite andsomeband calledtheTalking Heads.) According to guitaristJason Bartell, the goal was to “makemusic for people wholikemusic.” That is,musicwithout irony that harnesses its uplifting qualities. Just likeaclassic rock song orclassicalsymphony can stir usemotionally,Fang Island exists to unlock that spirit.

Fang Island is guitarist Jason Bartell, bassist Michael Jacober, guitarist Chris Georges, guitaristNicholasAndrewSadler,anddrummer Marc St.Sauveur. They all share collective group vocal harmonies and theoccasional handclaps.While Sadleris alsoknown for his role in the debauchedrock band Daughters, it is only hisfretboard skill thattranslatesbetween the twogroups.

Self Titled begins appropriately with the sound of erupting fireworks on “Dreams of Dreams” leading intoacascadingchorusofringing guitar notesbefore the group vocal harmonies chime in with the mantra, “they allare withinmyreach, they arefree.”The second song, “Careful Crossers”launches in beneath the vocals with achorus of gleamingguitarharmoniessmeared overthe marching, syncopated rhythm section. Elsewhere,trackslike “Sideswiper” hearkento the metal-lacedpositivity of AndrewWK. “Daisy” sounds like a unique collaborationbetween the FuckingChampsand JayReatard.Throughout the album, it’s likelistening to the cool version ofclassic rock — the type of anthemicpop —withoutthecheesiness — that you wished Journeyand Bostoncould’ve made.

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LPs
Major
07/24/2012

3.2
73 Votes
Fang Island
2010

3.7
415 Votes
EPs
Sky Gardens EP
2008

3.7
21 Votes
Day of the Great Leap
2006

3.5
34 Votes

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