Fantasy Rainbow - O, Weirdo
Fantasy Rainbow 是19歲紐約歌手 Oliver Catt 化名，移居到曼徹斯特並加入 Heist of Hit Records（近期發行了 Simian Ghost/I Am OAK 等），新單曲 O, Weirdo/ParaParakeet 找了好久不見的 The Answering Machine（同廠牌樂隊，已解散）主音 Martin Colclough 來製作，7吋兩首分別帶來 scuzzy 味道的 folk/garage pop，像是少點藍調多些清爽的曼城樂隊 Former Bullies，Fantasy Rainbow 首張專輯正在知名 Sputnik Sound 錄製。
Listening to new music
When you listen to new bands or musicians you are not only listening to their music.
You are supporting them, hoping they are significant in the music scene in the future. It is not the same to listen to artists who already have one album out because you know that these new artists still have to develop their sound and that it will evolve. It is something that you just know! Maybe unconsciously, though. You hope this change is positive and if they fail it is worse than if an old band fails, because at least an old band has already put something out (at least one album!), But if a new band or musician fails… it’s devastating. All that support seems to have been useless.
Listening to new bands or musicians is something different. It’s listening to their pure sound, without being influenced by studio production or the music industry. It’s just music. It is a sound that they will never have again. It is gold. Being beginners in doing music is something fun; they aren’t thinking of their audience or of how many albums they will sell or how they will play the songs on the tour; they are just thinking about the music. Their aim is music and nothing more.
The connection between a new artist and the listener is different. To know that your opinion means something to the musician and that recommending their music to your friends or people you know is for them something very helpful, feels good. You feel that you are contributing to their music; that you aren’t just a listener but that your support is important for the them and will probably help them to be someone in their future.
I don’t care if I then feel devastated, I like listening to new music and I will do my best to make other people listen to the new music I like. And I hope that in some years I can proudly happy say: “hey, that band that everyone now is praising, I’ve been listening to them since they release their first Ep on their bandcamp!”
Fantasy Rainbow - Condominium
The second single from Fantasy Rainbow’s debut album Bos Taurus. The album is released in November via Heist or Hit Records.
He plays CMJ Festival in New York next month.
"I am no rainbow, I am the man amongst us, you are the people, and we are together" - my flatmate (just then)
good win for boro yesterday against league leaders blackburn, steve keane will be crying into his kellogs. but back to business. over the last week and a half, a lot of things have been said by a lot of different people. some of the true, most of them true. all of them true.
Firstly, the album that i’ve been bangin’ on about is called Bos Taurus and is out on November 5th and the tracklisting looks a little something (exactly) like this:
- 1. Soda Scream
- 2. Condominium
- 3. Nothing But
- 4. Earwax
- 5. Portra
- 6. Bread Biscuit
- 7. E Z Coast
- 8. O, Weirdo
- 9. Or; Comfort
- 10. Golf World
- 11. Tooth Ache
Secondly, I’m going out on a very short, very broken up world tour, so far consisting of three shows. I’m playing 2 shows (so far) in New York for CMJ in October, then I’m going to Sweden to play with my super good friends Simian Ghost on November 16th.
Back to the first point again though, the first two tracks off of the album (and o weirdo, obviously) have been released in various forms and you can hear them below. Soda Scream is on the Artrocker site and Condominium is on The 405.
THIRDLY. we shot a video for Condominium the other day featuring punk rock heart throbs Playlounge and sad sassy gal Ides and it looks great, that’ll hopefully be out in the next 2 weeks or so.
ANYWAY I’M GOING TO LEEDS. everyone wish Sam a happy birthday @coozak and there’s some tour news soon. hope to see you OUT ON THE ROAD.