Fountains of Wayne exceed at setting the scene. There is no ambiguity within their musical universe. Everything is so oddly specific that it makes the songs even more relatable. In Sky Full of Holes, the band’s latest album, the details come out in full force. In “A Road Song,” the singer laments being away from his significant other while making sure to mention their stops at Cracker Barrel and “forty movies with Will Ferrell.” They also tell the tale of “Richie and Reuben,” who decide to open up their own bar despite their incompetence. Fountains of Wayne take their name from an obscure lawn ornament retailer in New Jersey (featured on camera in a scene from The Sopranos), so it’s no surprise that their lyrics are as specific as they come. They don’t just write songs, they write stories. I can guarantee you, that each and every one of them deserves a listen.
Watch a music video for “A Road Song” below and check our catalog for the album!