Fancey on Mania TV Todd
recently stopped by Mania TV'sThe
Daily Indie for an interview and a quick perfomance. Check out the
"Todd Fancey's Terrifying Halloween Interweb Tour" - this Wednesday
Turns out New Pornographer and solo artist Todd Fancey's a huge fan of
Halloween, so we're making it a special day. First off, we're giving away
one of our favorite songs from his new album "Schmancey," the
appropriately themed "Witches Night," all week long right here.
It's the story of a young male haunted by an evil ex-girlfriend, so we're
guessing a few of you out there can more than relate.
going to host the first ever "Terrifying Halloween Interweb Tour."
More than your typical on-line chat session, thanks to me.dium.com, everyone
who participates can simultaneously check out the websites and youtube
clips that Todd frequents. In other words, you're gonna get a guided tour
through Todd's world. Scary? Terrifying? Creepy? Only in the best, most
fun way possible.
Tour" is a unique chance to get to know more about Todd's work in
the studio and on the road with the New Pornographers, and to check out
his thoughts on his dazzling new solo record "Schmancey."
travel far outside the indie pop world. You see, Todd's a not-so-closeted
metalhead. So, there's also gonna be a "Zeppelin Vs. Sabbath"
debate, we'll touch on the Ace Frehley's scarily funny appearance on the
Tom Snyder show with the rest of his Kiss bandmates in '79, and discuss
Angel Witch, Witchfinder General and Venom.
Of course, you're free to bring your own topics and questions to the party.
All treats, no tricks. I think I'm out of cliches. Hope to see you there.
at 4 PM EST on the 31st to participate.
"Schmancey" Available For Sale Digitally and in glorious digipak-encased
Now you can buy the whole album either way you want, right
"Schmancey" Available For Sale Digitally NOW - CD's coming soon..
I think we set a company record, and it was worth it - check out the mastered
version of "Lost In Twilight" to the right, and you can buy
the whole album right
here.. The CDs should be ready in mid-October.
Fancey's "Schmancey" Album Arrives / Tour Coming Up Soon!
Don't you love all the extra mail you get after a long weekend? Well,
we're particularly thrilled this Tuesday, because the brand new album
by Fancey just showed up. It's called "Schmancey,"
and it's pretty damn amazing.
If all goes
well, you should be able to hear the whole thing for yourself by September
That same day, bandleader Todd Fancey starts a serious indie-rock double
duty tour. He'll be opening the show with Fancey, and then roaming stage
left behind his Gibson Explorer with his other long-time band, The
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, raised as a student of 70's AM Radio,
and also a closet metalhead, Fancey's music can most simply described
as "soft rock that rocks," but be careful not to oversimplify,
because there's a lot going on here, as evidenced by the reviews for their
"a varied, always melodic, and an often breathtaking tour through
'70s pop and more recent indie pop" - AllMusic.com
"That pop music can be feel-good without being saccharine seems
to be a point in need of reminder. Leaving a Post-It on the fridge is
Todd Fancey, with his breezy, blue-sky debut. "Carry Me" layers
sun-drenched Beach Boys' harmonies, bouncy Wurlitzer and the requisite
escapist lyrics about leaving town or going into outer space." -
So how does "Schmancey" compare to this? On first listen, things
seem a bit darker, with a greater range of styles and moods in evidence.
Lead-off track "Lost In Twilight," currently available at WhatAreRecords.com,
recalls the uptempo summer pop of the first album, but from there we're
quickly off into the dreamy, almost woozy "Gulf Breeze" and
the country-tinged lament "Fader." We're also particularly enthralled
by the contributions of Todd's ex-girlfriend, Sara Lapsley,
a key member of the band's continuing partnership, who shines on the gorgeous
fade-out of "Let The Breeze In."
Even the title is great - "Schmancey." Yeah, I know, if you
had a band named Fancey you'd probably think you'd be smart enough to
call your album that, too..
Welcome Back Mr. Fancey Todd
Fancey is working the graveyard shift of rock. As guitarist in The
New Pornographers, he has been flying around North America and Europe
in support of “"Twin Cinema"” for over a year straight.
In the rare down time he finds time for his personal passion...recording
Fancey's untitled sophomore album.
Working all hours during the scattered seasons, Todd has been hammering
out a follow up to 2004's Fancey. In the darker moments Todd has
questions. “"Sometimes I look over at my Corvette and
ask ‘'Is it all worth it?' Then I hear that engine fire up
and say ‘'Yes, yes it is.' That engine talks to me.”"
Fancey has been tagged as “"soft rock that rocks"”
and it is a fairly apt description if you add some summer sparkle. But
the new album sounds a little heavier, a little more evil. Covering
such topics as romance, nuclear power, death and pet medication, this
new album has something for...some people.
Todd has put together a great band and Fancey will be road testing a few
new songs in Boston at the Nemo Festival on September
29th at Bill's Bar
as part of the ASCAP showcase. Fancey will also be playing some
dates around CMJ in early November including November 3rd
at Union Hallin
02, 2004 Rolling
Stone praises "Fancey"
Fancey - Fancey (March)
"That pop music can be feel-good without being saccharine seems to
be a point
in need of reminder. Leaving a Post-It on the fridge is Todd Fancey, with
his breezy, blue-sky debut. Fancey, the ex-keyboardist and guitarist for
New Pornographers, mellows that band's upbeat pop and brightens its
sometimes dark lyrics, letting his solo album bask in the glow of Seventies
AM pop radio. "Carry Me" layers sun-drenched Beach Boys' harmonies,
Wurlitzer and the requisite escapist lyrics about leaving town or going
outer space. Fellow Pornographer Kurt Dahle is on hand to add a quirky
intro on "Rock and Roll Rhythm," Sara Wheeler duets on the wistful,
nostalgic "Autumn Music" and Charlie Hayes puts the (steel)
pedal to the
floor on the alt-countryish "In Town." At just over thirty minutes,
is just enough sunny exuberance to leave you a nice golden brown."
24th, 2004 "Fancey"
now available for sale
Our partner March Records brings you Fancey, ready to ship right now,
25th, 2004 Here
the first single from Fancey
Visit the discography page to hear
"Rock and Roll Rhythm"
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