Fountains of Wayne - Traffic And Weather (RSD Exclusive, Gold w/ Black Swirl Vinyl)
Not since Ray Davies has a songwriter been able to craft such sharply observed vignettes in the space of a three-minute pop song like the late Adam Schlesinger. And on 2007’s Traffic and Weather, Fountains of Wayne’s fourth album, Schlesinger took his art to a new level, singing short stories as varied as crushing on a DMV clerk ("Yolanda Hayes"), celebrating the sexiness of a car not generally considered sporting ("92 Subaru"), being broke ("Strapped for Cash") and having luggage lost by an airline ("Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim"). And while it lacks a radio-friendly hit like “Stacy’s Mom”—it should be mentioned that Chris Collingwood only contributed three songs to this record—there are still earworms aplenty, particularly on “I-95,” Collingwood’s “Seatbacks and Traytables,” and the title tune. Finally out on vinyl, this Real Gone release comes with a printed inner sleeve featuring lyrics and in a gold with black swirl pressing limited to 5000 copies worldwide, exclusively for RSD Black Friday!
Title: Traffic And Weather
Artist: Fountains of Wayne
Release Date: 11/24/2022
Label: Real Gone Music
A1. Someone to Love
A2. ’92 Subaru
A3. Yolanda Hayes
A4. Traffic and Weather
A5. Fire in the Canyon
A6. This Better Be Good
A7. Revolving Dora
B1. Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim
B2. Strapped for Cash
B4. The Hotel Majestic
B5. Planet of Weed
B6. New Routine
B7. Seatbacks and Traytables
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