‘Ultimate Oceans’ LP out June 17, 2016 via Quite Scientific

“[FAWNN] have distilled the essence of their previous endeavors into a manhole steam-driven pop machine that successfully calibrates the bottom-heavy spank of the Motor City with the crafty, melodious heart-tug of early-aughties indie rock.” – All Music

On June 17th, Detroit, Michigan’s FAWNN will release ‘Ultimate Oceans’ on Quite Scientific- the follow-up to their debut LP Coastlines,’ which was praised by Noisey, Consequence of Sound, My Old Kentucky Blog, and more. Stereogum premiered the album’s lead single “Galaxies,” which they praise is “floating in celestial glimmer with twinkling guitar lines weaving in and out of each other like a space craft navigating asteroids.” along with the album’s artwork and tracklist (see below). The song finds FAWNN at their best, with signature hooky boy/girl harmonies, melodic guitar interplay and undeniable rhythm grooves. Listen here: https://fawnn.bandcamp.com/track/galaxies

FAWNN features Matt Rickle (Javelins, Thunderbirds Are Now!), Alicia Gbur (the Von Bondies), Christian Doble (Child Bite), and Mike Spence (Those Transatlantics). They recently added an N to their name because their moms didn’t want them in a band named after a four letter word starting with “F.”Comprised of 11 original songs, ‘Ultimate Oceans’ was recorded by Mike Bridavski and Lil Bub at Russian Recording, and Adam Cox at Brooksfield Gentlemen’s Club, before receiving mixing and production flourishes by Collin Dupuis (The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Zoos of Berlin). On “Galaxies,” like many of the more immediate cuts on ‘Ultimate Oceans,’ the band has added a John-Hughes-era-credit-sequence chorus that is sure to have you fumbling for the “repeat” button.

The ‘Ultimate Oceans’ vinyl release features a spliff-and-headphone-friendly track sequence, complete with lock out grooves so you can continue your trip right on into next week, if you want. The ‘Ultimate Oceans’ CD release includes four remixes by Zach Shipps (Electric Six, Ladytron, Belle Ghoul,Midnight Juggernauts), along with album outtake “Pixelfire.”


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Stereogum “Galaxies” Premiere