#FAYS20

In 1997, a cassette labeled “In Earnest” by “THE FAYS” was dropped into the vast record library at CKCU.  Since then, every few years “the fays” moniker has appeared in different spellings in association with random sounds and folk-punk songs (eg: the feys, the faes, the faze, the phase, &c).  In some vague recognition, we’ve reached deep into the August Audio archives to bring you re-mastered, almost never-heard-before tracks–20 in total–one for every year.  Included will also be newly recorded material for the next (as yet untitled) Fays album.  #FAYS20 is due in 2018.

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First from the “old” department, originally written in the 90s, and resuscitated for recording the LOTF demo “7 of 9” in 2008.  This would have been 8 of the 9.  Dave Edwards wrote the bridge, which Adam Three has also included in the intro here.

Something Old…

The “new” is our attempt a pop song, short and depressingly sweet.  But we can’t say too much about it, as it has yet to be completely ‘finished.’

Something New…

An influence in sound and structure, the Palace (Will Oldham, Bonnie “Prince” Billy) song from the great “Hope” EP (Drag City) has been “borrowed.”  If we haven’t asked permission, we will beg for forgiveness.

Something Borrowed…

Heading into the studio with Dean Watson in January, winter seems to be our time of year to record.  The snow insulates against the noise, and we wander on with our headphones in place.  Graham Fairley counts us in.  And Adam DiPenta brings up the bass…

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