“Silly Boy” single “captures turmoil through impenetrable sonic textures and emotionally thick lyrics.” Hear it now via Atwood Magazine.
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“Captures turmoil through impenetrable sonic textures and emotionally thick lyrics.” — Atwood Magazine
“One of our favorite records is Hounds of Love by Kate Bush,” explains Joseph Andreotti, who along with his wife Jenny, comprises the Bakersfield, California-based duo, Fawns of Love. “We wanted a name that would pay homage to that record.” Fawns of Love will release its debut album Who Cares About Tomorrow on March 3rd, 2017.
It’s not the first time the Andreottis have chosen a band name. Married for 13 years, and performing together for 16, the duo has variously recorded and toured throughout that time under the names Funeral Club and Peppermint Kisses, releasing records with RCRD LBL, Plastiq Musiq, and several others along the way. Then, in early 2013, Jenny enrolled in a history graduate program.
“It was the first time since knowing each other that we didn’t make music together,” Joseph says. “But when she graduated last spring, we became anxious to start making music again.”
This time, the Andreottis were inspired to do something new with their latest musical inspiration, bringing their love of not only Ms. Bush, but also Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Blur, Pulp, Slowdive, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Chills to the new project.
And Sparks. In Jenny’s case, lots of Sparks.
“To prepare for this album, I listened to every era of Sparks every chance I got,” she says. “What did I learn? That there is only one Sparks, so I better find a voice that works for me. I must say I am pleased with the results.”
Indeed, Fawns of Love takes all of these legendary sounds, which some immediately think of as cold or aloof, and makes them pop with overtones of The Smiths, New Order, and the undeniable warmth that comes from the Andreotti’s many years of making music together.
Did we mention Sparks?
“Two of the eight songs are homages to Russell Mael of Sparks,” Joseph confesses.
Obviously, there is obsessive joy in the Fawns of Love take on shoegaze. That said, there is also self-reflection that contributes to taking these songs to the next level, including the song “Silly Boy,” about which Jenny jokes, “‘Silly Boy’ is in response to the typical rock songs I grew up with that were basically like ‘Hey, baby you know you want this,’' with a hair metal guy gesturing towards his crotch.”
With this tune, Jenny succeeds at writing the type of love song she thinks a woman would want written about her, “Still sexual, but less obvious, and not demeaning,” she say, going on to explain that the song “is also a reflection on a continual conversation my husband and I are always having. I am a naturally depressed person and he is not, so it is always a source of contention. I wrote ‘Silly Boy’ from his perspective of me, a rather melancholy girl.”
For his part, Joseph says that “Most of the songs on the record became homages to the various bands that have influenced us. The intro drum beat is a homage to ‘Just Like Honey’ by the Jesus and Mary Chain, while the ‘glide guitar’ strumming is a homage to My Bloody Valentine.”
Pondering love, and love lost in the many forms it takes, Who Cares About Tomorrow, the debut album from Fawns of Love (March 3rd, 2017), does the diva that inspired the band’s name, and all of the notable influences heard throughout, quite proud. Jenny and Joseph Andreotti are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Fawns of Love
Who Cares About Tomorrow
March 3rd, 2017
02. That’s What We Do
03. His Face
04. How We Live Now
05. Names, Names, Names
08. Scattered Pieces
Fawns of Love Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion