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Like all of the bands recommended to us by Deb from Playing in Fog, The Ian Fays are among the most promising groups in the local indie pop-rock community. The band’s debut album The Damon Lessons showcases beautiful vocals backed by melodic guitar and synth parts. As sweet as the songs sound, though, the lyrics convey some very personal, periodically intense portraits of emotional troubles and heartbreak.

As we learned in the interview, the band has had significant developments since that record, including lineup changes that now find them with a full-time live drummer. This development is one of a number discussed during the interview which have changed the band’s sound as they write and record songs for a future second album.

In addition to discussing The Ian Fays’ new sound, their live show, and their experiences touring Europe, we’re excited to include two new songs from the band’s recent recording sessions in this episode alongside two from The Damon Lessons.

You can pick up The Damon Lessons over at Homesleep Music in digital and CD formats. You can also hear more of The Ian Fays over at their MySpace page.

You should be sure to check out The Ian Fays’ next show. We know we’ll be there:

Saturday, June 16th
Hemlock Tavern
w/ Social Studies and Sweetie
9:30pm, $6, 21+

But before that, you should be sure to check out our next The Bay Bridged Presents show this Thursday night, featuring Social Studies, Tempo No Tempo and The Lovely Public at The Rickshaw Stop. Get all of the details here at TheBayBridged.com and we’ll see you there!