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THE FONTAINES are a new wave rock duo based in Los Angeles, California comprised of siblings Charlotte Fontaine (vocals) and Hank Fontaine (guitar). They are backed by Xrys Kaplan (drums) and Daniel Zuker (bass) both live and in the studio. According to Charlotte, the band is best described as "high fashion scum" for its commitment to glossy production mixed with raw live instrumentation.
In 2016 The Fontaines performed at music festivals including Savannah Stopover, Canadian Music Week, Broke LA, and Make Music Pasadena. Later that year the band released their new EP, "ii," which has gotten airplay on KROQ in Los Angeles. In February of 2017, The Fontaines released their new single "Evaporate". Charlotte says "'Evaporate' is about that guy you don't want to tell your friends about...it isn't love, but both of you keep it going anyways." In March, the group made their official SXSW debut. Since then, the band has received airplay on legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer's Sirius XM show, along with the final episode of his world-famous KROQ 106.7 FM show.
Over the course of 2017 The Fontaines released a series of singles and EPs while performing across the United States - including a sold-out headlining performance at legendary venue The Troubadour. It was recently announced that The Fontaines will be returning to SXSW in 2018 in support of their new EP "Playboys." "Playboys" was recorded at Big Bad Sound LA (Rancid) and mixed by Xrys Kaplan and legendary producer Patrick Leonard (Madonna).
The Fontaines were recently described as the "Hardest Working Band in Los Angeles" by Oh My Rockness for their record-setting three month-long residencies at local rock venues. According to Hank Fontaine, "Shows are what makes the pain-in-the-ass parts worth it...we love meeting our fans and playing a show that isn't just a bunch of backing tracks and high-tech BS." The band's live show has been praised for its raw energy and for Charlotte Fontaine's legendary dance moves. Recently Charlotte started a vlog on the band's YouTube channel, offering a glimpse into what life is like as an indie rock band in Los Angeles.
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