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Overnight Fame!

2 Aug

We can’t explain how it happened. We aren’t complaining that it happened. It still blows our mind that it happened!

Since our last post, Faire du Surf has gained a keyboardist, Tyler Peterson. We’ve described him as a “beast on the keyboard” because that’s exactly what he is! Every song sounds stronger (and sexier) with the addition of his chords and runs! We are so excited for this addition and are ready for the world to hear our full band on August 20th at Wild Rumpus.

ANYWAY back to the baffled band part…
Last night, while adding Tyler to all our band websites, I logged onto our profile at PureVolume.com. We use this website as a chance for fans to download free mp3s of our songs since neither Facebook or MySpace allows this.

Over the last few months, I think we had a total of about 20 total downloads of our songs (Not a huge number). Specifically, “Lit Up” had around 10 downloads..
These statistics rose dramatically last night and we now have 6,120 Total Downloads with 5,981 being just “Lit Up” alone! We are currently ranked at #10 on their list of Top Bands Today (We were at one point last night #7 right above Secondhand Serenade) and we are still holding strong at #1 on their Top Downloads page! Honestly, we have no idea how this happened! We didn’t do anything at all out of the ordinary. But somehow just in the last day 6000 people have listened to our music. We want to know who sparked this little viral explosion because they are officially now ranked as our #1 Fan!

Whether or not our success on the website PureVolume.com will have any effect on our future success in the rest of the world is unknown. But this event is a serious sign that you cannot ignore, Faire du Surf is going places and in huge strides. As the Beatles quote on our PureVolume page says, “Toppermost of the Poppermost“… and that’s exactly where we’re going!

FdS

Click Here for a FREE download of our song “Lit Up”

you caught me! …dancing?

9 Feb

ALRIGHT EVERYBODY!!!
“Lit Up” is officially recorded and up on Facebook and Myspace!!! We’d love to hear what you think of it and are so excited to be started on our CD “Layter, Maybe”

On Monday, Feb 15th we’ll be headlining at “Playing For Change: the Famine Awareness and Benefit Concert” It starts at 5:00 and is at the Real Life Christian Center which is located at 1313 NE 134th St. Vancouver, WA (Right behind the Wayside Market). It’s a great cause and it’s $2 to get in. Please tell your friends and we hope to see you there!

FdS

ps. If you’re curious, here’s the lyrics to “Lit Up”…

Lit Up
by Faire du Surf

Can I tell you a secret
I cried myself to sleep last night
I hope that you can keep it
‘Cause I don’t want you to change your mind

I don’t know what else to do
Some simple things are hard to do

Late that afternoon
I caught you running by your house
I thought what should I do
And boy my heart was running fast

I could not believe so suddenly
I’d get that opportunity

You preoccupied my mind
I was paralyzed, lit up inside
I never felt so alive, never felt so dead
But you caught me dancing

I’d been left defenseless thinking I could find the words
But I’d been wrong before and I was then
You were so content in knowing you were under my skin
I believed in luck until that I cannot begin to comprehend

But you caught me dancing
Yeah, you caught me red handed
Oh, you caught me dancing

recording – day 1

6 Feb

Update:
“Lit Up”, was completed Saturday in 3 takes (woohoo!).  Once we finished guitar, bass, drums, and added Reilly on keys, we took a break because our brains had been fried.  Sunday, I took to the mixing board and added some more keyboard lines and mellotron strings, which I’m particularly fond of.  With the addition of strings, the song has a more fluid sound I’d been going for the whole time.  Satisfaction. Lit Up= check!

-Griff

So…

Today was the first day of recording for our CD “Layter, Maybe” and it went GREAT! We are starting by re-recording all of the songs that Griff originally did solo. (Anything currently on the MySpace or Facebook is from before the band got together.)

Griff and I worked on Lit Up today (Reilly couldn’t make it but he’ll join us tomorrow!) and so far we’ve laid down the Guitar, Bass, and Drum tracks! Tomorrow we’re dedicating all day to getting some serious progress made.

Just a heads up people, it’s going to sound spectacular when we’re finished!

-Ian