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Fanfarlo Head This Way In Support Of ‘Reservoir’


Fanfarlo has three key influences, in my opinion. First, the blaring trumpet and deep lead vocals on tracks like “The Walls Are Coming Down” reminisce of early Beirut (circa The Gulag Orkestar). Then, there’s the anthemic qualities in songs like “Luna”, which conjure artists such as Arcade Fire. And, finally, the theatrics of greats like The Decemberists. Still, I feel safe saying that the combination of influences is just right – it makes their music their own, and it makes an album like Reservoir really, really good. Read More »Fanfarlo Head This Way In Support Of ‘Reservoir’

Fanfarlo: The Walls Are Coming Down [Video]


With the orchestrated hints of Balkan-influence Beirut, and a vocal tenor to match, Fanfarlo takes their influence in a less dramatic direction, at least as it relates to songwriting. “The Walls Are Coming Down” certainly has theatrics, but they’re less, well, flamboyant. It’s more open, and less domineering too; the opposite of which truly allows Beirut to stand out, but it also sets Fanfarlo in an altogether different direction. Read More »Fanfarlo: The Walls Are Coming Down [Video]

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