Fanfarlo Plays Webster Hall Next TuesdayMarch 2nd, 2012
Their reputation preceded them. Shortly after forming, Fanfarlo quickly earned comparisons to Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene, probably because they also employ some of the overlooked instruments of the indie-rock world, like the mandolin, trumpet and violin—and because of their dreamy sounds and swelling anthems. Simon Balthazar (vocals and guitar), Leon Beckenham (trumpet and keys), Justin Finch (bass and vocals), Cathy Lucas (violin and mandolin) and Amos Memon (drums and percussion) came together as Fanfarlo about six years ago in London. And through a series of singles, the Internet and their frenetic live shows, word of mouth got out. So people knew to see the band (above, playing “Shiny Things”) before they’d ever even heard the band. And since their second full-length album, Rooms Filled with Light, just came out on Tuesday, it’s easier than ever to hear the band. Now go see them play Webster Hall on Tuesday night.