FayRoy
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FayRoy

St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

St. Petersburg, FL, USA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Garage Rock

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Oct
23
FayRoy @ Skipper's Smokehouse

Tampa, Florida, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

Sep
10
FayRoy @ FLoridA SHINE

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Sep
09
FayRoy @ Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe

Tampa, Florida, United States

Tampa, Florida, United States

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FayRoy, the beach goth child of Zack Hoag and Kyle Fournier, derive their namesake from an old cottage just west of Tampa on Indian Rocks Beach. Zack describes it as “a decaying beach house from the 1930s that has gone through countless hurricanes and salty beatings, but remains standing with its vibrant key west colors.” They return to that very beach in the video for “Life and Death” (directed by Michael Joseph Azcui) not to enjoy the sun, but to bathe in the black waves of the unknown. Enjoy.

From its first listen, “Life and Death” seemed destined for a visual compliment. The song itself is inspired by the vivid memory of when these young musicians witnessed the shooting of an even younger boy. FayRoy sees death as an inevitable accompaniment to life, “It’s alright. You’re fine. We’re here.” Their instruments also stare into the black void, the unnerving guitars reminiscent of an episode of The Twilight Zone.

As is the every encroaching touch of death, the visuals are eerie and vague in nature. Single lights partially illuminate figures standing in the dark ocean. Shadowy hands follow beach-goers across the sand. Zack flees an unknown threat before being pulled into a black van. These hauntingly beautiful shots are layered over one another, making the darkness even darker and the bright lights even brighter. - Vinyl Warhol


It’s been a dream come true for FayRoy. Hailing from Indian Rocks Beach, FL, FayRoy, which is led by Kyle Fournier and Zachary Hoag, are emerging to become one of Florida’s best indie groups. So don’t miss out on this talented duo because they will surely please the crowd at Gasparilla. Saturday, Mar. 12 at Shea Barclay Stage – Tibbetts’ Corner. Set begins at 7:30 pm. - AXS


The music of San Fran’s FayRoy is steeped in humanity and it’s place within the natural world. Their bio talks in detail about the affect of the “humid, moss covered river lagoons of Florida’s interior, and the ethereal, moon lit beaches of coast’s far far away”, while the album cover for their forthcoming debut LP depicts a naked man holding aloft an animals skeleton. So far, so hippyish, right? Well, quite, but that has never really been a bad thing, at least where music is concerned.

The self-titled record is set for release in October but there are four tracks streaming over on Bandcamp now and we’re already hooked. Conjuring up various shifting landscapes, the songs take in folk, psych and surf-rock influences and mix them all together to create a sound that intrigues and delights and projects images of the great outdoors in all of its primal beauty. - Gold Flake Paint


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

St Petersburg's FayRoy are prevalent in Florida's garage rock scene and have spent 2018 on 2 major US tours while also supporting acts such as Mild High Club, Hinds, Post Animal and The Nude Party. "FayRoy is a band with the ability to pull from the tombs of rock in the most elegant ways. The future of vintage. From surf to shoegaze, they always bring an extra level to their shows breaking the glass ceiling and showing others what it truly means to perform art." -Danton Ruegger, Blind Not Deaf Records