All of Fuzz Steilacoom’sbest qualities are revealed in “Alabama Movies” and “A Little Late,” the opening and closing tracks of the Oklahoma City duo’s third full-length. The relationship between them unveils the worst.
Happy music is often maligned for not being cool. Fang Island is all about changing that: They self-describe their music as "Everyone high-fiving everyone." When's the last time hip indie kids talked about or performed high-fives unironically? Oh, right. Never.
The five members, one of whom is also a guitarist for the decidedly-not-happy band Daughters, take their prog-rock chops and employ them to make people smile. Hand-clapping, pogoing and more ensue. When's the last time you saw a rock band play a set to a room full of kindergarteners without dumbing down anything but the volume? How about right now?
For some lolz, keep an eye on the door in the upper-right-hand corner, as well as the band members' demeanors. The bit at 2:09 and the comments on the video are also ridiculously entertaining. Okay, everything about this is entertaining. Go see Fang Island at The Conservatory tonight or there will be at least 30 kindergarteners in this world who are way cooler than you.