Listen to Fenster’s ‘Oh Canyon’ and ‘White to Red’ (available to post)
NY-Berlin trio Fenster has released the single “Fantasy II” with VMAN from their forthcoming debut full-length, Bones, out on March 13 release via Morr Music. Read Fenster’s Q&A with VMAN to get better acquainted with them, learn what’s behind their interesting song structures, and how their bi-continental background inevitably effects their musical point of view. The group will embark on their first ever US tour including three performances in NYC surrounding their scheduled appearances at SXSW ’12. Listen to ‘Oh Canyon’ and ‘White to Red’ off Bones at their Bandcamp.
Fenster began as New York native JJ Weihl and Berlin-based Jonathan Jarzyna started experimenting with de-constructed pop music, layering subtle distortions, melodic chords and city soundscapes under dream narratives. Their new album Bones takes its narrative structure from the associative logic of dreams, weaving morbid imagery and playful fairytales together into a sardonic play against backdrops of dark forests, train rides, graveyards, mountains and seashores. With influences ranging from the Velvet Underground, to the sounds of broken records, the hum of a washing machine, or the faint melodies of oldies tunes through their kitchen radio, at times, you might be reminded of an American version of The xx.
Fenster US Tour Dates
3/05 – New York, NY – Cake Shop
4/06 – Middlebury, VT – 51 Main