July 29, 2013
We were lucky enough to hear to a test pressing. Record of the year heavy favourite so far (haven’t yet heard the whole new Jef Barbara platter yet tho—indubitably a contender as well).
March 1, 2013
February 1, 2013
We in Freelove Fenner would like to extend a belated thank you to the following people/institutions that placed us on 2012 year-end lists:
Our cover of Chevalier Avant Garde’s ‘Mint’ made #52 on Said the Gramophone’s Top 100 Songs of 2012.
Pineapple Hair made #29 on CKUT 90.3FM’s top 100 most-played of 2012 list.
Pineapple Hair also made #28 on cross-town friendly rivals CJLO 160AM’s annual airplay chart.
Ghettoblaster magazine invited some artists to contribute year-end lists. Pineapple Hair was graciously included on San Fran artist, Jen Schande’s top 10 of 2012 list. Here’s what she had to say:
“Freelove Fenner – Pineapple Hair E.P. – Fixture Records
One of the best cassette tapes that has come may way in a long time. Worry not, they are bandcamp too, so you can hear their greatness if you are sans cassette player. My friend/bandmate Jim sent me a link to this band and I say thank you kind sir for that. They are slightly more poppy than what I usually listen to, but I really love what they’re doing. It’s stripped down ‘90s indie, with a pop bent, with really subtle psychedelic influence and the main vocals remind me of Amy Linton, which is a very, very, very good thing. The last release this band put out was in 2009, so I hope I don’t have to wait until 2015 to see what they do next.” -Hey thanks, we really like the Aislers Set.
One of our fav Japanese music bloggers, Forgotten Hall, ranked Pineapple Hair #6 on her list of best albums/EPs of 2012.
UK music site Shout4Music ranked us #10 on their Ones to Watch 2013 list.
Excellent Ottawa DJ Rocky LaLune of CKCU FM put Pineapple Hair on her year-end best of list.
Not a list per-se, but Melody Prochet (Melody’s Echo Chamber) mentioned Pinapple Hair in her response to ‘which albums have you been listening to on the regular in 2012?’ here. We incidentally really dig her album as well.
January 4, 2013
We found these pix of the very earliest Freelove Fenner jams (featuring Lindsay Hammond) while rooting around looking for a cable. Now we get back to recording grind…
December 20, 2012
Mr. Catholic Discipline asked us to send in a list of The Sounds That Shaped Us for his sshhoobbmmxxbblloogg…..
What was meant to be a list of “about 10″ songs or albums, we just barely whittled down (with plenty emotionally-fuelled sparring) to a Top 40. Syd Barrett, Beatles, MBV, White Noise…….
December 10, 2012
We did a cover of the song “Snow Miser” from the stop-motion film The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) for a holiday compilation on UK blog The Line of Best Fit.
November 30, 2012
…we have a newsletter…
We promise emails will be infrequent (like, quarterly-ish).
The F.F. newsletters will include:
- info on new releases and videos
- tour dates
- downloadable mix tapes
- magazine-y article stuff like write-ups on our favourite music
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November 26, 2012
“Paisley and Pastel” is from our Pineapple Hair cassette e.p. on Fixture Records. The tape is sold out, but the digital download is available here: fixturerecords.bandcamp.com/album/pineapple-hair-e-p
We shot the video in our bed through a Cokin prism filter.
Premiered by Strauss on Tiny Mixtapes.
November 12, 2012
October 9, 2012
(If you live in a country where youtube and vimeo are blocked, this should work: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDY5MTAzMDYw.html )