Fanfarlo - Reservoir

This is a record I can't seem to stop listening to.

Fanfarlo--"I'm a Pilot" mp3 off Reservoir (buy)

Fanfarlo is a London-based indie pop band formed in 2006 by the Swedish musician Simon Balthazar. They make extensive use of instruments such as the trumpet, violin and mandolin as well as more commonplace instruments such as guitars and drums. I would say a perfect blend of Arcade Fire, Beirut, & Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Throughout 2006-2008 they released three limited edition singles and one split 7" single with Sleeping States on London-based indie labels.

Their debut album, Reservoir, was recorded in October/November 2008 at Tarquin Studios, Connecticut, USA and was produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol). The album was released in February of 2009.

At the start of 2009 Guitarist Mark West left the band citing musical differences. Fanfarlo began touring with Snow Patrol in March of 2009, and played several shows at the South by Southwest Music Festival.

In an effort to spread the word as far as possible and make their music as accessible as possible, Fanfarlo decided to offer their latest album, Reservoir, as a $1 download on


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