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Tuesday, August 02 2011 00:00

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE - SKY FULL OF HOLES (Album Review)

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fownewAdding a new layer of jangling acoustic guitars to their signature sound, master power-pop rockers FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE have delivered their fifth studio album, and best since 2003's WELCOME INTERSTATE MANAGERS.

There's a lot to love with songs like Action Hero becoming a sensitive ode to the adreneline-fueled world usually populated by names like Statham and Stallone. The Summer Place is a fitting opener for an album released on the cusp of the dog days, while Radio Bar nods and winks at Steve Miller via The Joker while eluding to their own crossover successes (i.e. Stacy's Mom) as they describe one of their own tracks being 'added to the jukebox' and becoming 'a hit with the jocks.'

It feels like the four years since 2007's TRAFFIC & WEATHER have been an eternity, but FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE have proven their staying power with SKY FULL HOLES.

Rating: 4/5

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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