Lady Fantastic

Lady Fantastic

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Lady Fantastic fuse dense guitar clouds reminiscent of Pink Floyd and Dinosaur Jr., two instantly recognizable vocalists, extrospective storyteller lyrics, the heavy rhythmic bump of The Pixies and a taste for experimentation while remaining pallet able for the less adventurous of listeners.

Biography

"Artistic, eclectic, and well written..." is how producer Mike Watts, who's credits include among others, As Tall As Lions, Hopesfall and As Cities Burn, describes Lady Fantastic's full length debut, "Paper."

"This is one of my favorite records I've done in a long time," He admits.

Since it's 2003 inception in Youngstown, OH, Lady Fantastic has continually chanted the mantra - Be original and play to anyone who will listen, anywhere.

While other artists tend to stick to trend friendly sounds in either a quick success scheme or out of fear of straying from what's familiar, cohorts Matt Cairns, Kyle Donahue, Justin Giudici and Nick Kloss, strive to burn unforeseen paths in the sonic landscape.

Set with a raucous live show bent on over-taking anywhere there is a road, Lady Fantastic fuse dense guitar clouds reminiscent of Pink Floyd and Dinosaur Jr., two instantly recognizable vocalists, extrospective storyteller lyrics, the heavy rhythmic bump of The Pixies and a taste for experimentation while remaining pallet able for the less adventurous of listeners.

Working 14 hour days along side Watts and assistant Rich Liegey, Lady Fantastic recorded their debut full length at Watt's Vudu Studio's in Freeport, NY, February 2007.

The album dabbles in an assortment of social and political topics ranging from plastic surgery in the epic "Room 9", femme fatales in the "surfy" and haunting reverb of "Grave Digger", and the north-south contrasting views in the straight ahead, rolling charge of "Saints".

"It's a common thing," says Giudici of the albums simple title, "Everyone uses paper in different ways unaware of the power it holds in our lives."

Quite simply; All are controlled by paper and all use paper to control.

Lyrics

Gravedigger

Written By: Matt Cairns, Kyle Donahue

Well my girl, she's a gravedigger. She'll take you out with dirt on her hands. She'll make you beg no to throw you away. But when she's through, she won't wait. You'll be one more man buried six feet deep. She don't want you, oh no. She don't need you, oh no no no.

Saints

Written By: Matt Cairns, Kyle Donahue

In the south they're all sleeping so snug in their beds. Their little red faces on clean white pillows, as the water falls soft on their lawns. I am the elephant. I am the saint, the monument, and I'm charging the hill. In the north they're all vagrants. We sleep in the streets. Among the traffic and the officers walking the beat.

The Doctor

Written By: Matt Cairns, Kyle Donahue

I don't know what to do when you're holding you're hands that way. I don't know what to do when I can't talk to you. You claim that we're growing, that we are growing apart and if it weren't for the kids you would've left me along time ago. And I'm sure that you mean it, you got that look about you that you always get when you're oh so serious. Never would I ask you were you spent the night. Where did you sleep last night? I'm afraid I wouldn't like the truth so will keep it that way. Never will we share a bed again, You've made your point so go, and we'll leave this where it is. I don't know what to do when he asks me where I've been. I'm not sure we can keep it up with him around. He shows up to her door in the pouring rain. I need your help baby, I've done a horrible thing.

Discography

Paper lp July 2007
Gracer/Lady Fantastic split 7" July 2007
Hot Rod Hotel ep May 2006

Set List

Room 9
The Doctor
Hot Rod Hotel
Gravedigger
Saints
I Don't Speak French
Red Fish
Blue Fish