4.29.2007
[Fancey]
"Carry me through the window. I wanna get out."

Admittedly, things here at Both Sides have died a bit during the past few days, but on the upside, the likes of Fancey is here to resuscitate us back into order. Fancey is led by Todd Fancey, a fellow that just so happens to be also affiliated with the New Pornographers, and like all other side projects, Fancey carries a lot of love. Now while other groups may mooch off the many, Fancey boldly heralds about having "something for some people." And why not just go ahead and proclaim that? With a setup like that, it's hard not to be overwhelmed when you realize you account for that "some people." Before you go about feeling special though, it honestly has to be said that, quite in fact, Fancey has something for a lot of people. If anything's encapsulated in the tunage of Fancey, it's summer. Not current summers, but past - the good summers, the memories of summers. Coming at you like some peace-bearing flower child of the 70s, Fancey slaps a love tambourine of harmonizing vocals and sunshine keys. Some serious handclapping is in order, but sadly that's one thing Fancey has yet to deliver. Regardless, Fancy strikes a chord with what I'm gonna call from here on out, sunshine music. Fancey's self-titled debut was released in 2004 on March Records, and it's follow-up Schmancey (clever, clever) is set for release sometime this year...

From Fancey (all songs are right click - save as):
Carry Me
Strayed Out
Rock and Roll Rhythm

Learn about shows, including one in Vancouver on May 11, at the Fancey site.
Be his friend!

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Otherwheres - My bandwidth exceeded, so some files won't be available for download again until around this Saturday...

Otherwheres - YANP Matt has some Bishop Allen love going on - new song, good news...

Otherwheres - Other Matt over at Skatterbrain has turned into your one stop guide for NYC's PopFest...

Otherwheres - Covert Curiosity fills my handclapping needs with one entertaining mix that includes a great demo of Spoon's Jonathon Fisk...
8 Comments:
Anonymous Emma said...
Haha it's torture to wait for these mp3s to go up! At least some songs are still up, they'll keep me down until Saturday...

Anonymous kara said...
Waiting for these was well worth the wait. Rock & Roll Rhythm and Carry Me definitely showcase some great "sunshine music"

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can't believe it took me as long as it did for me to realize - Fancey Schmancey, clever clever indeed.

Anonymous mark said...
Ah, this came just in time for summer.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Handclapping would be peeeerrrfeeect for Carry Me

Anonymous Anonymous said...
They're down again

Anonymous Valerie said...
What on god's dear earth is a love tambourine, and where the hell can I get one?

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
emma - Haha, sorry for keeping you off the tracks for a while, but my bandwidth went retarded...

anon - I'm sure you were bound to get it...sometime.

mark - Now that I think about it, a summer mix would be rather awesome right about now...

anon - TOTALLY agree with you on that call...

valerie - They hand out love tambourines at the Y every Wednesday. For sweet, musical goodness, I suggest you go get yourself one.