Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fountains Of Wayne Contest

There's an insane amount of good music out lately, but I haven't seen any album as universally loved by critics as the new Fountains Of Wayne release, Traffic and Weather.

If there were still such a thing as Pop Radio, this album would be a massive hit. It's a record full of very personal stories about the people you walk past on the street or sit near on the train that you never give a thought to...but put to music in the catchiest and hookiest way possible. You'll be sucked right into the story of "Yolanda Hayes" from the DMV, or "Michael And Heather At The Baggage Claim" in no time flat.

You can't play this album without the songs creeping into your head for the rest of the day...it just can't be done. And yeah, it's got tons of the New York & New Jersey references that make local fans treat these guys as favorite sons.

extrawack! wants to give one lucky reader an autographed Fountains Of Wayne poster. Just send a review of the song "Yolanda Hayes" (streaming links below) in SIX WORDS OR LESS to extrawack@gmail.com (put "FOW" in the subject line) by midnight Thursday (4/12). The best review as judged by us wins the poster. Contest only open to US residents.

Fountains Of Wayne - "Yolanda Hayes" win real

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