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Written by Kevin Korinek
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  • Date Recorded: April 5, 2014
  • Artist / Band: Fanfarlo
  • Hosting Show: Gold Soundz
  • Sound: Drew Freiberger
  • Video: Melissa James and Valerie Tichacek

Fanfarlo, fresh off the boat from bloody England, has a unique way of capturing the current indie-folk trend.

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Having adopted their name from a Charles Baudelaire title, the band uses an upbeat mix of eclectic instrumentation, including trumpet, clarinet and mandolin, taking musical cues from uncommon, but highly regarded, acts like Beirut, while comprising lyrics that would capture Morrissey's attention. The sound is quintessentially English indie, starting out with bounding guitars and pianos, before keys and vocals begin start to take shape and capture your imagination.

Fanfarlo visited KDHX studios and played 3 songs from their new album, "Let's Go Extinct." These new songs take the acoustic songwriting touches from previous albums while adding more keyboards and production value, bringing the sound to a boil before the horn and harmonies begin spilling over. And before you know it, you have a heavenly new soundtrack for whatever kind of day you're having.

"Landlocked" is a harmonic romp across the countryside that culminates with a southwest feel, a subtle reference to the need for escape. In fact, the idea of escape seems to permeate Simon Balthazar's lyrics; the band's first video even included a Houdini-style getaway. "Cell Song" is a fun, '80s-tinged cakewalk through broken relationships, while "Let's Go Extinct," is a slower, romantic love letter to the end of time and humanity.

While there may be acts that attempt to recreate the British indie sound, Fanfarlo is redefining the sound itself.

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