DRUNK AND HORNY CD RELEASE

FORMER FRIENDS OF YOUNG AMERICANS

Formed in 2008, Former Friends of Young Americans is an atmospheric pop rock band comprised of multi-instrumentalists Toby Fatzinger (guitars, keys, vocals), Jessica Kelley (keys, percussion, vocals), and Matt Townsend (guitars, keys, and percussion).

FFOYA released the "trail of dead-esque sex groove" single "Botero" at the end of 2011. The band's first full-length album, estas diluculo, was released to critical acclaim in April 2012. Described as "brilliant", "groundbreaking" and "eerily wonderful", the album -- a composition intended to be listened to in its entirety -- "ebbs and flows, waxes and wanes, going from lighthearted to grave and back again." FFOYA is currently working on a new album, yet to be named, set for release in 2013, with an electronic EP due out in early 2014.

FFOYA's intelligent vocal harmonies, sweeping orchestral movements and layered noise build intricate and luscious dreamscapes against a pop backdrop. Fans of 80's innovators like Cocteau Twins or Jesus & Mary Chain would be moved by the band's broad sweeps and movements reminiscent of Brian Wilson. The influence of the slowcore or shoegaze genre (My Bloody Valentine to War Paint) on FFOYA is evident, though younger fans of the modern, mellow movement (Grizzly Bear, Beach House, The Books, Pinback, Sigur Ros) should certainly take note of this band’s unique ability to cross genres, blending influences to create an atmospheric, ambient pop sound.

Constantly touring, the band will be on the road throughout the rest of 2012. Their riveting, high-energy performances boast few breaks as one song flows to the next and members switch between musical roles. Check out the tour schedule here and come back for new dates soon.

"Groundbreaking sounds that afford no contrived comparisons or genre specifications, this is simply brilliant music designed for a darkened room and an open mind."
Mitchell L. Hillman, Java Magazine Issue 198. January 2012

SERENE DOMINIC

RIYL: Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Nick Lowe, Mott the Hoople and the Eels


He's performed as Serene Dominic, Vic Masters, Manalone and The Human Torch, plus led a rash of truly funny tribute band like Mutant Beatles Experiment, Dragon Attack (Queen) and Bluebird (Wings) as well as being a driving force behind Gullaballoo and Love Lounge for the past ten plus years in the greater or not so great Phoenix area. He's hosted the greatest 15 minute vidcast ever, "THE SERENE DOMINIC SHOW". He's been called "The World's Most Maniacally Depressed Saloon Singer," "The Pitbull of Pop" and "The Schlub of Love." But you will call him friend after just one set, as he combines his monologist skills with his encyclopedic pop music knowledge (he has written about music for Phoenix New Times, Detroit MetroTimes, Creem and several other weeklies) and expert showmanship into a one-man show you will never forget.

"Serene Dominic... an avatar of pure, pristine pop" - Magnet

"Serene Dominic... The Pitbull of Pop" - New York Press

""If Tom Petty and Elvis Costello had an illegitimate child, it would be Serene Dominic." - Phoenix New Times

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DRUNK AND HORNY CD RELEASE with NICK VILLA, FORMER FRIENDS OF YOUNG AMERICANS, SERENE DOMINIC

Sunday, May 12 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Crescent Ballroom

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