Bakersfield, California-based duo captures “soft gauze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive” on “Who Cares About Tomorrow” debut.
Fawns of Love (L-R): Jenny Andreotti. Joseph Andreotti. Photo credit: Joseph Andreotti.
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“The soft gauze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive. Perfectly woozy.” — FLOOD
“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.
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, especially on the autobiographical single “That’sWhat We Do,” which contains the lyric, “Let’s drink and drink some more, We’ll burn this place down to the floor.”
Jenny is candid about the personal song, explaining, “I have never had a lot of friends, I’ve had a lot of acquaintances. However, during the past few years I have made some dear friends that I have fallen completely in love with. We get drunk on the weekends, get loud, and have a fantastic time together to the detriment of absolutely everyone around us.”
Joseph has his own take on this theme of overcoming alienation, saying, “It’s a tribute to a city that is notorious for being on every “worst of” list – worst air pollution, least literate, most DUIs – and making the best of it, finding a little oasis of friends, going out on the weekends, and forgetting about your problems.”
As for the music video for the track, Jenny explains that it is “similar to Kate Bush’s video for ‘The Red Shoes,’ incorporating alternate realities, dance, temptation, and the theme of transformation.”
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.
See Fawns of Love live on 3/11/2017 in Bakersfield, CA @ Sandrinis!
Fawns of Love
Who Cares About Tomorrow
March 3rd, 2017
03. His Face
04. How We Live Now
05. Names, Names, Names
08. Scattered Pieces
Fawns of Love Links
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