This is the Fledglings, an indie pop-rock outfit, consisting of Wayne (guitar and vocals) with Kat (keyboards and vocals). One day, Wayne came home from work and Kat said to him, "I've been listening to your demos and I learned one of your songs". From that point on, they where a band. In September 2010, they started playing parties and open mics. Then more shows proceeded.
They released their demo of "Paternoster (Inhale Balloons)", on a compilation put out by a Canadian label, Tranquillizer Records. And they released a five song EP last April of 2011. A tour during June to July followed in support of the EP.
-opened for Doug Gillard (former Guided by Voices member) and the Meat Puppets at the same show.
-Featured artist of month in Deli Magazine (Austin edition, online)
-Played the Old Pecan Street Festival in Austin
Kat McNevins - Keyboards & Vocals
Wayne Stovey - Guitar & Vocals
-Paternoster (inhale balloons) [demo]- released on a compilation called, "Capsule #1" by Tranquilizer Records. Jan. 2011.
-Self Titled EP (limited edition) June 2011.
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What makes The Fledglings an intriguing listen is how they inject a Fiery Furnaces and/or Ween weird...What makes The Fledglings an intriguing listen is how they inject a Fiery Furnaces and/or Ween weirdness into their indie-pop sound. Crooked pop songs are chock full of spacey keyboards (“Krystal”), oddball jig-like rhythms (“Catching A Raindrop”) or psychedelic rainbow melodies (“Paternoster (Inhale Balloons)”). Yet the Austin trio, while tip toward the oddball side of things, do stay grounded and never get too caught up in experimentation, which so far has yielded very promising results.
CD Review: The Fledglings fly high with new EP
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From Austin, Texas comes the duo of Wayne Stovey and Kat McNevins known as The Fledglings. They ar...
From Austin, Texas comes the duo of Wayne Stovey and Kat McNevins known as The Fledglings. They are ready to release their self-titled new EP on Ride A Mule Records. The five-song output gives the duo a sound similar to a 60’s pop-folk group. Their “trippy” sound begins with “Paternoster (Inhale Balloons),” which sounds a bit unpolished, but contains a chorus that is hard to resist. Stovey adds a sitar-sounding guitar to the beginning of “Catching a Raindrop,” while “Krystal” wants you to relax and expand your mind to their music. While their music may not be mainstream pop, it is definitely worth checking out.
- Jim Pasinski
10-12 song set. Never over 40 mins.
List of songs:
- Paternoster (inhale balloons)
- In Love with You
- Major Leagues [Cover: Pavement]
- Runaway [Cover: Del Shannon]
- Ladybug Jazz
- Bear Vs. Kangaroo
- Into the Sun (she throws me)
- Perils of Columbus ( you think, I think the world is flat)
- Now I Know
- New Lover
- Cool Rain
- Babies with Rabies
- Wrong Number Solicitor
- Quit My Job (I would like to)
- Diamonds and Buckets of Rust
- Bouncing Ball
- Shoe on a Wire
- Kissing like Cows in the Night
- California Bound
- Molly in the Candle Shop
- Vladamir and His Yo-yo
- Fourth of July
- Sleep All Day (if I could)
- Catching a Raindrop
- Next to You
- I Give Up
There are no upcoming dates at this time.