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Fountains Of Wayne

June 26, 2007 by  
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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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