Beware Fashionable Women
Beware Fashionable Women (BFW to their friends), collectively are respectable musicians who possess the ability to be the worst celebrities. They are four guys who look exactly like any other four guys you would find in a local ma and pa music shop or record store. No, you won\'t find their picture gracing the cover of their album. Their sweaters hold as much appeal as their faces do. What you will find however is a collection of songs that cover all the bases of the great potential of indie rock (whatever that means anymore). BFW appreciate the irony of They Might Be Giants, the dire lyrical nature of The Eels, and the melodic sweetness of Elvis Costello. Why must a band only encompass one version of that vague idea that is pop music? BFW understands that labels, managers, bookers, and indeed the listening public would much prefer a band that stuck to one thing and repeated themselves into oblivion. This is why BFW is destined for failure. The inclusion of jazz voicings, Beach Boy harmonies, and Latin rhythms is only a sliver of the variety the band plans on exploring on future releases. The band is aware that to reach people in a more signifcant way, they must exclude a large portion of their potential audience, much in the same way the Pixies and The Velvet Underground have done. You either love those bands or you have never heard of them. BFW falls into that category. In the years to come, they are looking forward to excluding as many people as possible.