Jan 16, 2008

What I Tell You Three Times Is True

1.This is a fantastic rock band (not metal).
2.This is not a very popular band (yet).
3. This is the best American band I've heard since I can't remember when. (Maybe since System of a Down.)

Incidentally, their latest album Fables of a Mayfly: What I Tell You 3 Times is True was released by Serjical Strike, and Serj Tankian has been actively involved in the band's promotion, including touring the USA with them. It definitely belongs to my top 10 album list for 2007, which I haven't actually composed yet. 2007 was rife with great music, so it won't be easy.

I can't even begin to tell what they sound like, justifying myself with William Wordsworth's quote 'We murder to dissect'. In short, Fair to Midland is a band with high emotional impact for me, a curious mixture of complexity and accessibility. Incredibly, I found the lyrics beautiful and moving, too.

The wiki.

The video.

A review in Bulgarian.

Believe it or not, they are from Dallas, Texas.


Anonymous said...

Yay, it's a Lewis Carroll quote ;)
Otherwise, not my cuppa tea.

Here's an exclusive sneak preview of a project started long time ago (and maybe lasting for a lifetime ;)

(I'm almost sure I've sent pieces of it to you, haz)

"Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What i tell you three times is true."

"Тъкмо място за Снарк!": туй изречено дваж
е надежда за всеки моряк.
"Тъкмо място за Снарк!" трижди казвам ви аз:
Всичко тройно е сигурен факт.


hazel said...

You were not in the target group of this band's promotion anyway, but thanks for the quote.
Sure, you sent me parts of the poem; good luck with a lifelong project:)
Lewis Carrolls rocks more and more the older I get:)