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Fonda 500
Je m'appelle Stereo Record Mountain

Article written by Paul M - Jul 13, 2008

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Fonda 500 - Je M'appelle Stereo
Formed in 1995, Fonda 500 may still not be household names even in their hometown of Hull but with their catchy songs and oddball appearance (the frontman wears a furry panda eared hat even at the the most stifling of venues), they are a more than decent live act. They released their first album in 2000 and went on to produce virtually an album a year for the next four years, spread over an assortment of labels. After that feast, it's been practically a famine since but the wait is over and album six has finally appeared on their own label.

Musically they have always been an eclectic bunch, happily flitting from lo-fi psychedelia to electropop and driving powerpop, and this album is no exception. However despite this, they still have a distinctive sound, one that's more west side than Humberside, with elements of the Beach Boys, Apples in Stereo and Super Furry Animals, courtesy of the fuzzed guitars, Casio keys and sunkissed harmonies. From the quirky beginnings of the vocoderised Music Should Always Be Played By The Hands of Animals (the band have a penchant for starting their LPs with such affected vocals), they step through an array of ditties that rarely fail to hit the spot. It's an enjoyable romp, let's hope we don't have to wait so long for the next one.

Links:
http://www.fonda500.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thebandcalledfonda500

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