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Preview: Fair To Midland hits the target


Fair To Midland bewitched more than one listener with their Fables From A Mayfly, released four years ago already. Among these listeners was a certain Serj Tankian (System Of A Down’s Mister Quality), on whose label, Serjical Strike, the record was released. Small wonder, since the Texan band displayed a rare personality and heaps of talent, with original alternative rock songs combining big riffs and irresistible popish melodies.

Fair To Midland make their big comeback this very week with a much-expected new album – especially since a good half of the songs from Fables From A Mayfly were simple re-recordings of inter.funda.stifle, their more confidential 2004 album. Suffice it to say that the fans who’ve been following them from the beginning hungered for new material. Let them be reassured: with Arrows & Anchors, the band kept their promises.

This new album confirms Fair To Midland’s talent and offers irresistible riffs and first-class melodies, as well as the band dazzling personality. Did we say confirm? It does more than that: with this album, the band make a step forward. The music gains new influences, an extra touch of madness, even (“Rikki Tikki Tavi” cannot but be reminiscent of Serk Tankian’s influence), and gets a little harder, which produces bigger contrasts. In this respect, vocalist Darroh Sudderth doesn’t hesitate to call this album “the heaviest non-metal album you will hear this year”. The same Darroh also happens to be the biggest surprise on this album and reveals an impressive vocal variety – going as far as doing grating vocals on the monstrously good single “Musical Chairs”.

Salivating already, are you? Or at least a little piqued? Don’t say another word! In association with the label Season Of Mist, Radio Metal gives you the opportunity to discover Arrows & Anchors in its entirety.

It’s happening here…

Full album stream:

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Track by track:

01. Heavens To Murgatroyd
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/01 – Heavens To Murgatroyd.mp3|titles=Heavens To Murgatroyd|artists=Fair To Midland]
02. Whiskey And Ritalin
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/02 – Whiskey And Ritalin.mp3|titles=Whiskey And Ritalin|artists=Fair To Midland]
03. Musical Chairs
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/03 – Musical Chairs.mp3|titles=Musical Chairs|artists=Fair To Midland]
04. Uh-Oh
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/04 – Uh-Oh.mp3|titles=Uh-Oh|artists=Fair To Midland]
05. Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/05 – Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow.mp3|titles=Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow|artists=Fair To Midland]
06. A Loophole In Limbo
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/06 – A Loophole In Limbo.mp3|titles=A Loophole In Limbo|artists=Fair To Midland]
07. Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/07 – Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best.mp3|titles=Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best|artists=Fair To Midland]
08. Short Haired Tornado
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/08 – Short Haired Tornado.mp3|titles=Short Haired Tornado|artists=Fair To Midland]
09. The Upset At Bailey Bridge
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/09 – The Upset At Bailey Bridge.mp3|titles=The Upset At Bailey Bridge|artists=Fair To Midland]
10. Rikki Tikki Tavi
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/10 – Rikki Tikki Tavi.mp3|titles=Rikki Tikki Tavi|artists=Fair To Midland]
11. Golden Parachutes
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/11 – Golden Parachutes.mp3|titles=Golden Parachutes|artists=Fair To Midland]
12. Bright Bulbs And Sharp Tools
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/12 – Bright Bulbs And Sharp Tools.mp3|titles=Bright Bulbs And Sharp Tools|artists=Fair To Midland]
13. Coppertank Island
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/13 – Coppertank Island.mp3|titles=Coppertank Island|artists=Fair To Midland]
14. Three Foolproof Ways To Buy The Farm
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/14 – Three Foolproof Ways To Buy The Farm.mp3|titles=Three Foolproof Ways To Buy The Farm|artists=Fair To Midland]
15. The Greener Grass
[audio:/Fair To Midland – Arrows & Anchors/15 – The Greener Grass.mp3|titles=The Greener Grass|artists=Fair To Midland]



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  • Andrew The Activist dit :

    this is the best album of 2011!
    i can not wait to see them live in San Diego on July 31st!!
    Fair To Midland is awesome!!!!!!!

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    Jackie

    i will be there as well along with dredg.
    im gunna shit my pants.
    btw, they are also playing at house of blues on the 13th of august.

  • AMAZING. THANK YOU RADIOMETAL.COM. MY EARS JUST LOST THEIR VIRGINITY

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    matt

    jizzed…in my pants

  • Jesus Christ dit :

    I approve of this….

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  • jase mayhugh dit :

    Amazing. This is going to occupy my brain for the next two months

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