So London's Fanfarlo are just about set to release their debut album which, as you can see from the above cover image, is called Resevoir. The band recorded the album in October and November 2008 at Conneticuit's Tarquin Studios with producer Peter Katis, who has twiddled knobs for The National, Interpol, Frightened Rabbit and more. Actual release date and who, exactly, is releasing it seems to be up in the air at the moment but for those of us who've been waiting a long time for this long-player, these are minor quibbles. Soon.
Fanfarlo were kind enough to send along Resevoir's opening track, "I'm a Pilot," to share with you all. It's an old school album opener, the kind of waltzing, slow-stomper (literally) that builds and builds... leading surely into what will be the (gentle) pop explosion of Track 2. (Back in the days of vinyl dominance, Side One Track 2 and Side Two Track 1 were almost always singles.) And when all you can hear is this one, it's definitely a tease, but a lovely one:
MP3: Fanfarlo - I am a Pilot
While it's undetermined what Resevoir's first single is going to be, they went ahead and made a very cool video for "Harold T Wilkins":
In other Fanfarlo news: the recording process had a casualty, however, in the way of guitarist Mark, which is especially sad as he wrote most of the band's great blog posts on MySpace. Musical Differences really do exist I guess. On the plus side, Fanfarlo are coming back to the U.S. in March for SXSW (and first shows in this country since CMJ) and will hopefully make a pitstop in NYC for some shows. Tourdates (including UK/Europe) follow after the jump and after a couple more videos:
These videos are from Swedish Public Television...
"You Are One of the Few Outsiders Who Really Understand Us"
And tour dates...
Feb 14 The Lexington London, London and South East
Feb 15 The Oakford Social Club Reading, London and South East
Feb 19 Start the Bus Bristol
Feb 20 Rude Torquay
Feb 21 The Cavern Exeter
Feb 22 BIC w/ Snow Patrol Bournemouth
Feb 25 SECC w/ Snow Patrol Glasgow
Feb 26 AECC w/ Snow Patrol Aberdeen
Feb 27 Captains Rest Glasgow
Mar 4 Hallam Arena w/ Snow Patrol Sheffield
Mar 7 The Faversham Leeds
Mar 10 Newcastle Arena w/ Snow Patrol Newcastle
Mar 11 NEC w/ Snow Patrol Birmingham
Mar 12 Nottingham Arena w/ Snow Patrol Nottingham
Mar 14 O2 Arena w/ Snow Patrol London
Mar 16 O2 Arena w/ Snow Patrol London
Mar 18 SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Mar 19 SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Mar 20 SXSW Festival Austin, Texas
Mar 21 SXSW Festival Austin, Texas