Entries Tagged as 'fountains of wayne'

Modest Mouse

August 25th, 2003 · 18 Comments

Modest MouseIt’s all coming together. Finally.

Last week I asked Eric, who is usually pretty hip to the music scene, if he liked the band Modest Mouse and he said he’d never heard of them. I thought it was odd because I’ve heard their music and the buzz around the band a fair amount and I’m usually a few steps behind him and a couple other friends I know who are way into indie rock. I went to Michelle’s that night and was hanging out with Doug & Jenny and watching TV and this Nissan ad comes on. And in the background a Modest Mouse song is playing. AHA! Satisfied that I’d solved the mystery, I purchased the song Gravity Rides Everything from the iTunes Music Store and compulsively listened to it over and over (only about 40 times in 1 day).

Today, I was researching the band online and noticed they’re from the Seattle area. Now I’m thinking that I probably heard them a lot when I was out in Seattle and then came back here and heard them on the Nissan commercial and that’s how it all came about.

I never listen to the radio in New York. NEVER. Ok, except if there’s a blackout. While I was in Seattle I became interested in KEXP and started listening to it online here in New York. KEXP plays all kinds of bands and songs that should be, but never are, played on the radio. Bands like The Dandy Warhols, Interpol, Fountains of Wayne, Idlewild, The Chemicals, The Pixies, The Replacements, Travis, Moby, Radiohead, Beck, Bjork, Dashboard Confessional, and.. and.. Modest Mouse. So, you see.. it’s all coming together. And it all makes sense now.

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Stacy’s Mom Has Got It Going On

June 20th, 2003 · 120 Comments

Fountains of WayneLast night I saw Fountains of Wayne at the Housing Works Used Book Cafe. Awesome band.. named after a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey. They’re a fun, poppish kind of band with whimsical but smart lyrics and some obvious old-time influences. Stacy’s Mom sounds like a Buddy Holly song. You can listen to clips of their songs, including Stacy’s Mom, on their official site.

Opening for Fountains of Wayne were Jesse Malin and Amy Correia. I enjoyed each of their performances as well, even though Jesse’s hair was trying just a BIT too hard and the speaker box was in front of both Amy and Jesse’s heads so they were just headless bodies singing.

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