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Fountains of Wayne releasing 5th LP, playing 5 NJ/NYC shows & Fuji Rock in Japan (initial lineup announced)

DOWNLOAD: Fountains of Wayne “Song Of The Passaic” (MP3)

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Fountains Of Wayne’s new album, Sky Full Of Holes, will be released in the US on August 2 by Yep Roc Records, and by Warner Music in Japan (other international release dates coming soon).

Recorded in New York City, Sky Full Of Holes features 13 new songs written and produced by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger. The album was mixed by John Holbrook, who also worked on Welcome Interstate Managers and Traffic And Weather.

Fountains of Wayne will celebrate the release of their 5th LP with five tri-state area shows surrounding the release date:

July 23 @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ tickets)
July 24 @ Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ (tickets)
July 25 @ Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ (tickets)
Aug 3 @ Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (tickets on sale Friday)
Aug 5 @ City Winery, New York, NY (tickets soon)

Those are also their only announced North American dates at the moment, but they “will tour extensively in support of the new album beginning this summer.”

And speaking of the band named after a place in NJ who are playing NJ, download “Song Of The Passaic” above. The track off the new Fountains of Wayne album from a project they recorded for NPR last year is in fact a tribute New Jersey’s Passaic River. Throw it on a mixtape with some Titus Andronicus, Yo La Tengo and the Wrens.

In the middle of those U.S. dates, Fountains of Wayne will also head to Fuji Rock. The 3-day festival takes place in Niigata, Japan at Naeba Ski Resort (nowhere close to Mt Fuji, its namesake). From July 29th to 31st the festival will host performances from Coldplay, Wilco, Faces (Wood, Jones, McLagan, Matlock, Hucknall- no Rod Stewart), Chemical Brothers, Beach House, Big Audio Dynamite, Best Coast, Wu Lyf, CSS, Four Tet, The Vaccines, Ra Ra Riot, The Kills, Buddy Guy, Cornershop, Atari Teenage Riot, British Sea Power, Battles, Mogwai, Fountains of Wayne and many more which have been announced in five separate groupings so far. The full list is at their site.

Those dates again and some videos below…

Fountains of Wayne – Someone To Love

Fountains of Wayne – Mexican Wine (ORIGINAL)

July 23 — The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
July 24 & 25 — Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
July 30 — Fuji Rock Festival ’11, Niigata, Japan
August 3 — Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
August 5 — City Winery, New York, NY

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