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Fang Island

Fang Island began, oddly enough, as an art school project while the band members were attending the prodigiousRhodeIslandSchool of Design(also the foundation for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six Finger Satellite and someband calledtheTalking Heads.) According to guitaristJason Bartell, the goal was to “make music for people who likemusic.” That is,musicwithout irony that harnesses its uplifting qualities. Just like aclassic rock song or classicalsymphony can stir usemotionally,Fang Island exists to unlock that spirit.

Fang Island is guitarist Jason Bartell, bassist Mi ...read more

Fang Island began, oddly enough, as an art school project while the band members were attending the prodigiousRhodeIslandSchool of Design(also the foundation for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Les Savvy Fav, Six Finger Satellite and someband calledtheTalking Heads.) According to guitaristJason Bartell, the goal was to “make music for people who likemusic.” That is,musicwithout irony that harnesses its uplifting qualities. Just like aclassic rock song or classicalsymphony can stir usemotionally,Fang Island exists to unlock that spirit.

Fang Island is guitarist Jason Bartell, bassist Michael Jacober, guitarist Chris Georges, guitarist Nicholas AndrewSadler,anddrummer Marc St.Sauveur. They all share collective group vocal harmonies and the occasional hand claps.While Sadleris alsoknown for his role in the debauchedrock band Daughters, it is only his fretboard skill thattranslates between the twogroups.

Self Titled begins appropriately with the sound of erupting fireworks on “Dreams of Dreams” leading into a cascadingchorusofringing guitar notesbefore the group vocal harmonies chime in with the mantra, “they all are within myreach, they arefree.”The second song, “Careful Crossers”launches in beneath the vocals with a chorus of gleamingguitar harmoniessmeared overthe marching, syncopated rhythm section. Elsewhere,tracks like “Sideswiper” hearkento the metal. lacedpositivity of AndrewWK. “Daisy” sounds like a unique collaboration between the FuckingChampsand Jay Reatard.Throughout the album, it’s likelistening to the cool version of classic rock — the type of anthemicpop — withoutthecheesiness — that you wished Journeyand Boston could’ve made.

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LPs
Major
07/24/2012

3.2
77 Votes
Fang Island
2010

3.8
405 Votes
EPs
Sky Gardens EP
2008

3.8
22 Votes
Day of the Great Leap
2006

3.5
37 Votes

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