July 01, 2004

the faraway places

Described as the real deal 'Thrills', this LA based band bring words to the pens of critics like - summery, jangly, fuzzy, wistful, giddy, retro, catchy, infectious, warm... and bands such as - The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Small Faces, T Rex, The Doors, Stereolab, Breeders, Bowie...get the idea?

Made up of keyboardist/singer Donna Coppola and Chris Colthart, guitarist, writer, producer, and singer - they are joined by drummer Chris Phillips (formerly of the Squirrel Nut Zippers) and bassist Scott Barber. Colthart and Coppala formed the band in Boston under the name Solar Saturday, but on relocating to LA they took the name The Faraway Places.

Their debut album is 'Unfocus On It' on which they were ably assisted by members of Papa Fritas and a couple of recent escapees of The Boston Philharmonic.

Colthart himself describes their sound as "California Krautrock"
listen for yourself...

The Faraway Places
another life
come apart
marvelous error

As Solar Saturday
city on the ocean

travel to - the faraway places website
label site - eenie meenie records

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