Monday, May 18, 2009

'Song of the Week': Fanfarlo-"Drowning Men"

The London based six piece, Fanfarlo, led by Swede, Simon Balthazar have been drawing comparisons to groups like Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah. Crafting uplifting, sweeping, folk tinged songs that incorporate instruments like, trumpet, mandolin, violin,glockenspiel and various homemade contraptions, you can understand that there are some definite similarities. The group has been garnering praise in the UK, and on their latest self released LP, Reservoir, the band retreated to Connecticut to work with producer Peter Katis, who has recently helped establish bands like, The National, The Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit.

Sand And Ice - Fanfarlo

Im A Pilot - Fanfarlo

Fanfarlo on myspace.