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California-based duo Fawns of Love (Jenny and Joseph Andreotti) will issue their recently aired session for the Los Angeles-based “Part Time Punks” radio show as a limited edition 12-inch vinyl and digital release on August 24th, 2018. Also included will be a cover of the song “Rocket Science” by one of Andreotti’s favorite bands, The Chills.

“Being such a huge fan of The Chills comes from this belief that they have one of the most eclectic and exciting back catalogs, and are also making contemporary music that is not only amazing but socially and politically significant as well,” Jenny says.

Fawns of Love chose to cover “Rocket Science” for a couple of specific reasons. As Jenny explains, “We would have been thrilled to cover any of The Chills’ songs from any part of their catalog, but we decided on ‘Rocket Science’ because the lyrical message of the danger of political complacency is powerful, and we were excited by the possibility of taking one of The Chills more aggressive songs and filtering it through our sound.”

Describing the “Part Time Punks” session that is documented in this release, Joseph says, “We performed a selection of songs that were released on our debut LP Who Cares About Tomorrow‘Falling’ off of our ‘Falling/Standing’ 7-inch, as well as ‘Please’ off of DKFM’s  Alternative Facts: A Shoegaze Resistance CompilationThe six songs included are also alternate versions of the songs that appeared on the original releases. We edited them to be more minimal, we re-programmed drum beats, and we included a few new instruments and melodies. 

Both full-time teachers, the Andreottis have been married for 13 years, performing together for 16, and recording, touring and releasing music throughout that time under various names and labels. In 2013, they began a break when Jenny enrolled in a history graduate program, but by 2017, it was time to begin being a band again, including choosing a new name.

“One of our favorite records is Hounds of Love by Kate Bush,” Joseph says. “We wanted a name that would pay homage to that.”

In the short time that Fawns of Love have been releasing music, a steady stream of praise has met the heartfelt work which Jenny and Joseph record at home using vintage equipment.

The new Fawns of Love release “Part Time Punks Sessions (plus “Rocket Science”) EP, arrives on limited edition vinyl and digital on August 24th, 2018.

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California-based duo Fawns of Love (Jenny and Joseph Andreotti) will release “Zine Days” b/w “Something Stupid,” a new two-song 7-inch on March 2, 2018. The song adheres beautifully to the Andreotti’s most personal and nostalgic inspirations, from its title, to its inspired artwork, music video, and even a Spotify playlist the band created to act as a blueprint of the influences that went into the song’s creation. 

The new single arrives a year after the band’s debut album Who Cares About Tomorrow, and is the follow-up to its mid-2017 single release “Falling/Standing,” which Paste called a “dreampop gem,” and was honored as one of the best songs of the year by Los Angeles-based radio show Part Time Punks.

“Gone are the zine days, Gone are the me and you days,” Jenny sings.

“‘Zine Days’ is a tribute to my teenage self, and a eulogy,” she explains. “I lost my eldest brother to cancer when I was fourteen. I was an absolute innocent insecure mess in junior high, and he tried to boost my self-esteem by saying that I had better watch out for boys. He knew damn well that the only way any boy would look my way was to cheat off my test, but to this day it is one of the kindest things anyone has ever said to me. My brother was sensitive to my growing pains even though his own life was tragically spiraling out of control. With ‘Zine Days’ I have done my best to capture that sense of innocence and loss.”

This depth of emotion comes to life in physical form with the single’s cover art and music video which are both viewable in 3-D.

“We wanted to pay homage to both Jean Seberg as Joan of Arc and to the 1928 version ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’” Joseph says. “At the same time, we wanted to pay homage to every awful B-movie ever made.”

The music video for the song references one Fawns of Love’s favorite New Zealand record labels, Flying Nun.

“We think Flying Nun had the coolest roster on the face of the planet during the 1980s and 1990s, and they still do,” Joseph explains. “A lot of our favorite Flying Nun bands, like The Chills, The Bats, and The Clean, used stop motion in their music videos. We think those bands are ridiculously cool, and we want to be like them. We aimed to capture the theme of the song by surrounding Jenny with objects she would have used during her adolescence, and by making it in 3-D we thought it would be a nice way to overdose on nostalgia.”

These acts and many more appear on a Spotify playlist that Jenny whipped up to further illustrate those bands – familiar to many, but never enough – that have played a role in shaping Fawns of Love. Sparks and Television Personalities, alongside well-known names such as The Cure and New Order, make for a great primer to the souls of Fawns of Love, and provide a sign of things to come from this emerging band’s songbook.

Both full-time teachers, the Andreottis have been married for 13 years, performing together for 16, and recording, touring and releasing music throughout that time under various names and labels. In 2013, they began a break when Jenny enrolled in a history graduate program, but by 2017, it was time to begin being a band again, including choosing a new name.

“One of our favorite records is Hounds of Love by Kate Bush,” Joseph says. “We wanted a name that would pay homage to that.”

In the short year that Fawns of Love since the release of the band’s debut album, a steady stream of praise has met the heartfelt work which Jenny and Joseph record at home using vintage equipment. “Zine Days” is Fawns of Love’s authentic call back to the era that inspired them, and a declaration that those times are, as Jenny says, “here to stay.”

“Zine Days” b/w “Something Stupid” is the latest 7-inch by Fawns of Love, arriving on vinyl and digital on March 2, 2018. The single follows-up the band’s 2017 full-length “Who Cares About Tomorrow” and its mid-2017 single “Falling/Standing.”