Careful Crossers

July 8, 2010

I don’t think I need to say much about Sargent House guitar demons and ATG favorites Fang Island.  The dudes tore up this year’s SXSW and since then everyone and their mother has been raving about them.  The band just released a video for “Careful Crossers,” another song off the prog-pop-rock masterpiece that is their self-titled album.  Not quite sure what’s going on in this claustrophobic strobe and silly string orgy, but I want in on it.  Check out the video after the jump.

MP3: Fang Island – “Careful Crossers”


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Oh, That’s Alright! Hey, That’s OK!

December 9, 2009

Sargent House has got an ear for fantastic music.  Their roster’s chock-full of kick-ass artists like Rx Bandits, Good Old War, These Arms Are Snakes, Tera Melos — all different as hell but amazing in their own rights.  Anyways, considering how awesome all these dudes are, I figured I’d check out some of their label mates that I wasn’t too familiar with.  Now I can’t stop listening to Fang Island.

Fang Island’s got a bit of everything I could ask for in a band.  Their music’s both frantic and uplifting, a bit like the frenzied cheerfulness of Los Campesinos after downing a couple of Red Bulls.  But there’s more to them than that.  You can tell from the full-band harmonies, prog-pop guitar riffs, and borderline arena rock solos that Fang Island is on top of their game.  I’ve never come across such a combination of seemingly different musical styles pulled together so well, and I doubt I ever will again.  Of the songs I’ve found, “Daisy” seems to be my favorite of the bunch.  Grab it below.

MP3: Fang Island – “Daisy”

Don’t forget to check out their video for the track.  It’s got enough Patrick Swayze references (two) to make a grown man cry.

“Goddamn! You are one radical son of a bitch!”