NEW YORK (Wild Fire Publicity/ wildfirepublicity.com) - Fairmont has had a busy fall, playing shows to enthusiastic fans all over the Northeast. The band's momentum continues in the new year with the release of their forthcoming CD, Hell Is Other People, due out on February 15th. The album's promotional tour kicks off on Saturday, February 5th at Bates College in Lewiston, ME, with the official CD release party scheduled for Friday, March 4th at The Loop Lounge in Passaic Park, NJ at 10:00 pm.
New Jersey-based Fairmont are no strangers to the road. The band has toured the U.S. three times, sharing the bill with artists such as Nada Surf, Ted Leo and Val Emmich. The group also played with The Strokes
under the name Pencey Prep, as well as performed to 4,000 people at NJ's Surf & Skate Fest.
Fairmont was born from Eyeball Records' band Pencey Prep, whose label boasts alumni including fellow New Jersey rockers, Thursday. After disbanding, one member from Pencey Prep went on to join Reprise/Warner recording artist My Chemical Romance.
With biting lyrics and engaging melodies, Fairmont's sound can be described as dark pop, blending elements of groups like Pavement, the Pixies, the Shins
and the Replacements.
Hell Is Other People, Fairmont's third full-length CD is thought provoking and evocative, a concept album loosely based on Jean Paul Sartre's play, No Exit. Man's cruelty toward one another, and the inability to escape this human tendency, is a central theme of both the album and the play. The listener embarks on a journey in which the narrator battles a person he loves ("Your Fan From Far Away") and a person he hates ("The Monster You've Become"), as well as his own self-loathing and disappointment ("Don't Give Up The Ship"). By album's end, the narrator is still incapable of escaping his own hell, much like the characters in Sartre's play.
Released jointly through Reinforcement and Renfield Records, Hell Is Other People will be available for purchase via the internet through Interpunk.com and Smartpunk.com and at retail stores including Bull Moose Music
and Newbury Comics.
For more information about Fairmont, please visit their website at www.fairmontmusic.com.
5 LEWISTON, ME @ The Silo, Bates College, Doors
at 7pm w/ The Minus Scale, Junction 18, Fairmont (acoustic), $4, ALL AGES.
18 PORT JERVIS, NY @ The Vault, 20 Front Street, 845-856-4567, Details TBA
19 BROOKLYN, NY @ The Charleston Bar, 174 Bedford Ave, 718-782-8717, Fairmont at 8:30pm, 21+.
20 NEW YORK, NY @ CB's 313 Gallery, 313 Bowery, 212-677-0455, www.cbgb.com, Fairmont at 10:30pm, $5, 16+.
22 WASHINGTON DC @ DC 9, 1940 9th St NW, 202-483-5000, www.dcnine.com, 21+, Details TBA
23 PROVIDENCE, RI @ Tazza Caf? (acoustic), 250 Westminster St, 401-421-3300, www.tazzacaffe.com, Fairmont at 8:30pm.
24 NASHUA, NH @ Club Drifters, 17 Factory St, 603-880-0523, www.clubdrifters.com, ALL AGES, w/ Fairmont, The Virgin Suicides , Diamond Mines , Pi Theta Pi , & My Life Crisis. Doors
at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
25 HAMPTON, NH @ Hobb's House, Details TBA.
26 PLAISTOW, NH @ Sad Caf?, 148 Plaistow Rd/Rte. 125, 603-382-8893, www.thesadcafe.com, ALL AGES, w/ The Minus Scale, Fairmont, The Break & Ambry, specific set times TBA.
4 PASSAIC PARK, NJ @ The Loop Lounge (CD Release), 373 Broadway, 973-365-0807, www.thelooplounge.com, w/The Finals, Ape Fight & Sleep Station, Show starts at10pm, Specific set times TBA, 21+.
11 WYCKOFF, NJ @ Grace
Church, 555 Russell Ave, Show starts at7pm, ALL AGES, Details TBA.