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Fountains Of Wayne To Release “Sky Full Of Holes” On August 2nd

April 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Fountains Of Wayne have confirmed that their new album, Sky Full Of Holes, will be released in the US on August 2 via Yep Roc Records, their first release on the NC-based indie label and the band’s first new release since 2007’s Traffic And Weather

Recorded in New York City, Sky Full Of Holes features 13 new songs by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger, ranging from high-energy power pop to intimate, acoustic-driven ballads. Songs like “The Summer Place” and “Richie And Ruben” showcase the band’s renowned storytelling abilities and flair for creating memorable characters; elsewhere, they take a more impressionistic approach, as in the shimmering “Someone’s Gonna Break Your Heart” and the elegiac “Cemetery Guns” (a lyric from which provides the album’s title). In signature FOW fashion, the album manages to be simultaneously witty and wistful, imaginative and personal.

The band returns to the stage with shows at New Jersey clubs the Stone Pony (July 23) and Maxwell’s (July 24 and 25th); they will tour extensively in support of the new album, beginning with a string of US dates in August and September. Stay tuned for tour dates, we’ll post them as soon as we receive them!

Fountains Of Wayne Announce Fall Tour Dates

September 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Fountains Of Wayne have announced a run of dates in late September and early October on the east and west coasts. The shows will include songs from their nearly-completed new album due for release early next year.

Marshall Crenshaw and Jill Sobule will open on select dates.

Fountains of Wayne Tour Dates:
Sep 30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA –  Troubador
Oct 2 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
Oct 4, 5 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Oct 7 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 8 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Oct 9 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
Oct 12 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
Oct 13 – Pawtucket, RI – Met Cafe
Oct 14 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

Fountains Of Wayne

June 26, 2007 by  
Filed under Interviews

fowmainFountains of Wayne (Chris Collingwood on lead vocals/guitar, Adam Schlesinger on bass/background vocals, Jody Porter on lead guitar and Brian Young on drums) hit the mainstream with their hit single Stacy’s Mom, bringing to life every boys childhood fantasy.  But Fountains of Wayne have been around a lot longer than Stacy’s mom.  Band co-founders Schlesinger and Collingwood would first meet in college, jam a bit, and go their separate ways.  It was in the mid 90s that they met up again and formed Fountains of Wayne.  Their self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and was followed up by Utopia Parkway in 1999.  Shortly thereafter, the band took a brief hiatus going there separate ways. In 2001 they would find each other again and release Welcome Interstate Managers which spawned Stacy’s Mom.

Fast forward to 2007, and their latest release Traffic And Weather, picking up right where they left off with power pop indulgence.  One of the main things that sets Fountains of Wayne apart from the rest is their ability to write lyrics that tell a song and tell it in a way that you become attached to the characters and the story.  Never knowing if the character is real or fictional is part of the fun.

Traffic and Weather oozes of 60’s and 70s and even the 80s infusion while still keeping it fresh and offering up a little something different for pop fans.  Check it out!

Recently TWRY Staffer Lexi sat down with Adam Schlesinger to pick his brain on all things Fountain of Wayne!

Interviewed by: Lexi Shapiro | June 2007
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