Sunday, January 30, 2011

WTF: Fountains of Wayne

Today's WTF Moment comes courtesy of Fountains of Wayne, one of the most musically and lyrically brilliant bands of the past decade, with more pure musical talent packed into a single unit than the last 1,000 American Idol contestants combined, who have a new album completed and in the can but don't really know when it will come out because, ahem, THEY DON'T HAVE A RECORD DEAL at the moment.


Yes, after producing arguably the finest power-pop album of the century in 2003's masterful, brilliant Welcome Interstate Managers, and following it up with the nearly-its-equal Traffic & Weather (2007), the New Jersey quartet are without label backing.  Because, what, labels have too much incredibly smart, incredibly catchy, proven-market-appeal music on their hands already?  Yeah.  Right.

Someone out there please correct this travesty immediately.

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