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The Fontaines

The Fontaines

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Lesley Zimmerman * Lesley Z Media
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SELF-DESCRIBED "NEW-WOP" ARTISTS THE FONTAINES TO RELEASE DEBUT EP ON SEPTEMBER 30; FIRST SINGLE, "PAUL NEWMAN," DUE OUT AUGUST 26

Los Angeles, CA: Genre-bending "new-wop" artists THE FONTAINES are gearing up to release their debut self-titled EP on September 30. The first cut from the EP, "Paul Newman," drops on August 26, and its accompanying video will be released on September 2.

Brother and sister HANK and CHARLOTTE FONTAINE, who describe their music as "new-wop," create music that's irrefutably catchy, filled with flashy guitar licks and sprightly rhythms. Their songs are positively addictive, courtesy of Charlotte's honky-tonk, insouciant yet feminine vocals. This duo sounds unlike anything else you've ever heard.

With influences as diverse as Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, The Cars, The Strokes and the Pixies, and song titles like "Paul Newman," "Dustin Hoffman" and "Dusty Springfield," The Fontaines' eclectic sound has a vibe that only these two could've come up with.

Like many family acts, Charlotte and Hank found that being in a band with your sibling has both benefits and drawbacks. "We grew up riding around in the same car listening to the same music," Hank explains, "That gave us similar musical instincts." But it also means they know how to get under each other's skin. "I think Hank likes to deliberately write chords he knows I won't like," Charlotte mock-complains, adding, "sometimes I do the same thing to him with my lyrics." Hank is more philosophical: "We know each other well enough to push one another out of our comfort zones." And, like all sibling duos from Cain and Abel to Noel and Liam Gallagher, there's no small amount of sibling rivalry. "I think that everything I do onstage is an attempt to show Charlotte up," Hank confesses. "I'm sure that she feels the same way about me. We love to challenge one another and push each other's buttons."

One thing's for sure: you'll fall in love with The Fontaines. Just don't try to pigeonhole them.

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