"From a Window Way Above"
Genres: indie pop, indie rock
Two Sheds Music
P.O. Box 5455
May 19 - 25 2003
funny, and as catchy as heck, The Fairburn Royals' From a
Window Way Above reminds me the fun I had listening to The
Lochness Mouse's Key West
awhile back. If you appreciate indie pop - and who doesn't,
anyway? - then I guarantee you'll enjoy this terrific pop album.
Right from the opener, "The Projectionist," an infectious
little number that recalls The Loch Ness Mouse's "I Lost
My Heart To Mary Ann," you know you've found a winner in From
A Window. This shit is catchy right from the first
listen. "Anti-Drug," another fine example, is more
rock-based, combining a forlorn, almost bitter attitude with terrific
songwriting. Meanwhile, "La Fuerzo del Destino" is a
raucous indie rock instrumental, "Paint the Night" is
delicate Mojave 3 and Sparklehorse influenced acoustic
pop, and "Song About Her" reminds me of indie poppers Quasi.
This, folks, is only the first we'll be hearing of this band.
With a sound as catchy as theirs and songwriting that kicks major ass,
The Fairburn Royals will hopefully remain on the scene for
years to come. So buy From a Window Way Above, you shan't
13 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]