I’d like to introduce everyone to the Australian band Fountaineer and to tell a little story. I wasn’t familiar with the band until I was emailed by one of the founders that I had featured in a prior band (Morninghorse). It was a lovely email and something that really struck a chord for me.
I’d been coming to the realization that if you ask me what my dreams are, I couldn’t give you a good answer. It’s a weird realization and one that I’m not totally comfortable admitting (even for how I sometimes use this site for admissions) because shouldn’t I have an answer?
Then I got the email from Anthony White about Fountaineer.
I wrote about his old band from a small town back in 2013 because I liked their music and wanted to share it. In my own small way, I was saying that their music and art was great and it mattered. Little did I know that it would reciprocated 2 years later when I received an email sharing that something I wrote mattered. It’s a crazy, cool world. I don’t know if I’ll every meet Anthony in person, but I hope I get the chance.
Personal story aside, Grand Old Flags, which I’m featuring here, is a great song. It’s the lead single off their upcoming debut album. It is restless dreaminess with elements of Bruce Springsteen, The War on Drugs, and Lord Huron, who are three of my favorites. In fact, when you can merge those three while being unique, you know that you are listening to something special.
The album will be called Greater City, Greater Love and is due out later this year. Check out their Facebook page and enjoy Grand Old Flags.