The Fancy

The Fancy

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAcoustic

Fans of Final Fantasy and The Magnetic Fields will find The Fancy's spirited chamber pop intoxicating and addictive. Blending angelic vocal harmonies with classical instruments, The Fancy lavishly orchestrates love songs so pure you'll think you already know them.

Biography

THE FANCY is the creation of the composer/songwriter duo Clara Latham and Seth Garrison. Classically trained musicians with a serious love for popular forms, The Fancy merges chamber music and pop sensibilities with earnest song writing and dramatic flair. With Amy Cimini (Till by Turning, Starring, Christy & Emily) on viola and Katherine Young (Till by Turning, the Nightingales, Anthony Braxton’s Falling River Quartet) on bassoon, The Fancy orchestrates lush tunes so timeless you think you might already know them.

Always focused on the integrity of the sound and honesty of the song, The Fancy is hard to categorize. The band’s diverse influences include devout obsessions with Mariah Carey and Fleetwood Mac, as well as heartfelt admiration for Robert Ashley and Prince.

THE EP recorded at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn, is available for preview on the band’s press site. With A. Craig Bray appearing as percussionist, mixing engineer and co-arranger, this five-track EP overflows with vocal harmony, full-band counterpoint, thick orchestral textures, and tongue-in-cheek lyricism.

THE VIDEO for the opening track, “Breadwinners,” is available on wearefancy.net, as well as vimeo and youtube. Directed by Ry Russo-Young and shot by Kitao Sakurai, this short film expressively captures The Fancy’s whimsical character.

A new record is currently in progress, and is slated for a release in March 2011, along with an East Coast tour!

Discography

Albums:

Open Hearts (2004) - EP (available at: http://thefancy.bandcamp.com)

The Fancy (2010) - EP (available on iTunes, Bandcamp, eMusic, and Amazon)

Singles:

Breadwinners - released as part of the 8088 record collective compilation

Videos:

Breadwinners - Directed by Ry Russo-Young, Cinematography by Kitao Sakurai

Set List

Breadwinners
Out of the City
Honey, Baby
Oh, Willa
Love Standing Up
Pony Ride
Rained Out
Oh Superman (Laurie Anderson)