The New York Report: Fang Island


It’s hard not to like a band that describes their music as “sounds like: everyone high-fiving everyone.” That description just makes you happy, it invokes this feeling of catching the raddest possible show with all of your friends, dancing around, and just LOVING on life.

Brooklyn’s Fang Island plays party rock. While some of us (ahem, yours truly) got a little played out by the genre after one too many episodes of Jackass, you can’t help but love the tunes that these guys crank out. Like other Brooklynite experimentals, Fang Island takes the genre to a new level, by fusing bursts of indie-electro and sound samples. The opener to their self-titled album, “Dream of Dreams,” kicks off with the distinct pop of fireworks, a sound that can only mean one thing, its time to get crazy.

Fang Island’s new album was released last month on Sargent House records, an accomplishment that was accompanied by a release party hosted by Andrew W.K. at Santo’s Party House (which is also owned by Andrew W.K.). If you’re 5 Borough bound you can catch them April 5th at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Anamanaguchi, or April 13th at Maxwell’s in Hoboken with Dinowalrus. For more upcoming dates check the band’s MySpace.

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