Fan Modine sponsored by Triangle Arts and Entertainment at Artsplosure 2012
Media Sponsor: TriangleArtsandEntertainment.org
3:00 – 4:00
Since the release of “Slow Road to Tiny Empire”, Fan Modine’s first album, in 1998, Gordon Zacharias has been known as an artist who mixes buoyant orchestral pop music with oftentimes more gloomy lyrics. This disconcerting combination has won him a cult following among fans of obscure rock bands, and of indie-pop artists in particular.
With “Gratitude for the Shipper”, Fan Modine’s first album in six years, his music adds dimensions both lyrically and sonically, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as French symbolist poet Stephane Mallarmé and Southern pop trailblazer Alex Chilton (“Waiting for Distant Light,” the album’s finale, is a tribute to the recently-deceased songwriter, singer and guitarist)
“I feel like I have finally found a rhythm for more consistent output. Partly due to advances in technology but more so by working with talented and experienced people like Chris and Jefferson, and letting a momentum to the process develop,” Zacharias explains. “We’ve just begun on a follow-up, so the prospect of not waiting for another six years to go by before releasing another record is also exciting.”
Come meet Triangle Arts and Entertainment on Saturday, May 19 at Artsplosure (Near the stage)
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