With the release of their third full length record Let’s Go Extinct, London’s Fanfarlo are hitting the road across the U.S. beginning in San Diego on March 24th. Let’s Go Extinct is another chapter in the addictive multi-instrumental discography of Fanfarlo, delivering no less than the energy and delight so loved of the Londoners.
The band will pay a visit to the Portland, OR with a show at Dante’s on Saturday March 28th. As their live shows have typically been known for a busy but on-point replication of their recordings, what’s to come from Let’s Go Extinct is sure to be a must-see. The album sees more involved, less-electronic, compositions more closely resembling 2009’s predominantly folky Reservoir but with the same vivid production of their sophomore album Rooms Filled With Light.
The album opens with an eerie intro from “Life In The Sky,” a road-trippy feeling beaut immediately showcasing vocal harmonies, horns and spacey-synths. In contrast, “We’re The Future” sets up a mellower, vocally carried track while “Painting With Life” echoes a psychedelic-folk string ballad that made its way into swing night at the supper club. The variation between tracks highlights Fanfarlo’s capability to diverge and experiment with a number of sounds and styles.
The album’s title track closes out the record with gentle chords transitioning into a wild and stunning orchestraic mashup. Lead vocalist Balthazar invites “let’s go extinct” with a reassuring mantra “the world will go on without us and the dust will rearrange itself again.”
You can catch Fanfarlo at Dante’s on the 29th (snag your tickets here) or across the U.S. and Canada throughout March and April to experience a piece of Let’s Go Extinct.
Full tour schedule:
3/24/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
3/25/14 West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
3/26/14 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
3/28/14 Portland, OR – Dante’s
3/29/14 Vancouver, B.C. – Venue
3/30/14 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
4/1/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/2/14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
4/4/14 Kansas City, MO – Middle of the Map Fest
4/5/14 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
4/7/14 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
4/8/14 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
4/10/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/11/14 Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner
4/12/14 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater
4/14/14 Detroit, MI – Shelter
4/16/14 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Place
4/19/14 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
4/22/14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
4/23/14 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
4/25/14 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
4/26/14 Washington D.C. – U Street Music Hall