Back in 2003, it seemed as if you couldn’t turn on the radio or MTV without hearing the Fountains Of Wayne’s ubiquitous hit Stacy’s Mom. The song helped earn the power-pop act some justifiable attention for their highly recommended release Welcome Interstate Managers – a collection of smartly written songs that wove tales of the lives of suburbanites. It also garnered them a seemingly odd Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, despite the fact that they’ve been putting albums since the mid-90s and achieved some early success with their song Radiation Vibe from their 1996 self-titled debut.
Tomorrow, the band will release their fifth studio album, Sky Full of Holes, and their first on venerable indie label Yep Rock Records and is currently streaming on their Facebook page. Last week, Chris Collingwood, Adam Schlesinger & Co. stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to perform A Dip In The Ocean. Let’s check it out…
Fountains Of Wayne are currently on the road, and will play a sold out album release show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday night, which features Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea holding down the opening slot.