Francis International Airport

Francis International Airport

 Vienna, Vienna, AUT
BandPop

These five boys from Vienna are fed up with bands sounding like Brian Wilson was kidnapped and forced to produce an album with a guitar and a broken tape recorder. FIA are skillfull Indie-geeks joining their love for catchy tunes with their obsession for cunning arrangements and witty details.

Biography

Teaser:
These five boys from Vienna are fed up with bands sounding like Brian Wilson was kidnapped and forced to produce an album with a guitar and a broken tape recorder. FIA are skillfull Indie-geeks joining their love for catchy tunes with their obsession for cunning arrangements and witty details.

“And the worst is over” the choir is chanting in the second single Amnesiacs taken from the latest album In The Woods. And admittedly, one could see and feel the band’s relief after they had completed their latest piece of work. Recording the new album no efforts were spared – the band slashed and maltreated themselves. In the end, the bottom line was 32 days recording in the studio and then another 16 days and nights mixing and finalising the tunes. It wasn't a fiscal walk in the park for five guys with high standards and ambitions, but empty piggybanks. With their well received debut album We Are Jealous. We Are Glass (2008) the band already revealed their skills to create delicate guitar-pop songs full of candy-sweet melodies coupled with complex arrangements. For their second coming Francis International Airport envisioned to have more time, technical expertise and sophistication to create a harmonious whole: opulent, dense and delphic. The album is carried by a nebulous prevailing mood that was also caught on the video of their first single Monsters, which was shot in the thickets of the woods near Vienna. The single was released on a 7” in May 2010. The band was kind of fed up by the ubiquitous Lo-Fi music sounding like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was kidnapped and forced to produce an album with a guitar and a broken tape recorder. On their new album the usually dreamy band reveal their obsession to fiddling around with details and spending time arranging, rearranging and fine-tuning their songs.

Discography

We Are Jealous, We Are Glass LP+CD 2008 (Siluh)
Monsters 7Inch 2010 (Siluh)
In The Woods LP+CD 2010 (Siluh)
In The Woods will be released in the BENELUX April 8th 2011 through Sonic Rendezvous

Radiosingles:
Words on Logs (2008)
Dancing Ships (2009)
Monsters (2010)
Amnesiacs (2010)
Feet of Clay (2011)