Listen Up: London based sextet (yow!) Fanfarlo’s album Resevoir out now in the US

Fanfarlo, the London based indie/folk pop sextet has their debut album, Resevoir, out now in the US. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Fanfarlo sounds like David Byrne meets Arcade Fire. Lead Sweedish singer/ songwritter Simon Balthazar creates well-crafted, simple songs which make heavy use of trumpets, violins, guitars, drums, xylophones, saws (yes, saws) and banjos (yes, banjos). The entire album can be downloaded on iTunes currently for only $5.99 (a wise investment), and you can also check them out live at the Troubadour on September 15th. Even David Bowie claimed Fanfarlo one of his favorite new bands back in March (you realize I just name dropped David Bowie, which is why I’m able to keep this post short and sweet, like a chocolate covered midget).

The song below for “I’m A Pilot” speaks for itself.


More of their videos can be watched here on their website

Fanfarlo @ The Troubadour
West Hollywood, CA

Tue, Sep 15, 2009 08:00 PM