It’s All Hats off Now, All Drum Rolls and Applause

I don’t know much about Fanfarlo, other than that Lindsay had one of their songs in her Top 10 songs of 2009 list, but after hearing the leaked “Atlas,” off of the new Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack, I need to hear more. When I first heard it, I thought my iTunes was on shuffle and I was hearing a song from Dark Was the Night, since “Atlas” fits in nicely with the tracks laid by the Dessner bros, Grizzly Bear, Beirut, and Justin Vernon.

I’m aware that much of my credibility goes out the window when I discuss Twilight in this forum, but I cannot get over how fantastic the new soundtrack is. Florence + the Machine, Vampire Weekend, and Metric highlight an album filled with original songs from the blogosphere’s heavy hitters. While F+tM’s “Heavy in Your Arms” has been the buzz song (for good reason), “Atlas” is the hidden gem. Decide for yourself by grabbing “Atlas” below.

MP3: Fanfarlo – “Atlas”

In vampire-related news, True Blood season three premiered last night. I’m still fuming over the death of Daphne late in season two. Which producer/writer thought it was a good decision to kill a gorgeous, horny blonde with large breasts and a southern accent? Off with his head.


2 Responses to It’s All Hats off Now, All Drum Rolls and Applause

  1. Katie says:

    Fanfarlo is FANTASTIC, and you should definitely give their debut album a listen (or twenty). I’ve seen them perform a couple times (including their first US show ever), and they sound just as good live as their do on their record. “The Walls Are Coming Down” was the first song of theirs that I heard, and my other favorites are “Comets,” “Harold T. Wilkins or How To Wait For A Very Long Time,” and “I’m A Pilot.” (But, really, the whole album is very consistent and listenable. There’s maybe one song I don’t care much for.)

  2. […] Fanfarlo: I’m no fan of the Twilight Saga but check out Atlas by Fanfarlo on the soundtrack of Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Fanfarlo are a London-based indiepop band. […]

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