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Broken Surfaces

by This Fair City

Like the love child of Fugazi and Sunny Day Real Estate ala Eastern Block.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. What Comes Our Way
4:51 $0.89
2. Tonight We're Running Back
3:38 $0.89
3. Thank You Mr. King
4:18 $0.89
4. Quite Frankly
5:17 $0.89
5. Always
3:52 $0.89
6. Associated Press
3:56 $0.89
7. In Transit
7:42 $0.89
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Album Notes
Broken Surfaces, This Fair City's 2009 EP, is filled with raw dissonance, tension, and cutting vocals. Franklin delivers biting lyrics that are powerfully underscored by moodly guitar and haunting viola. From the opening strains on "What Comes Our Way," to the closing commentary of "In Transit," This Fair City roars into being, a dark and sweet mix on influences, and closes with a vengeance.

This Fair City draws on various musical interests to be exactly what they are: an eclectic mix of grunge rock and eastern European folk.

Line up at the time:
Jason Charles Franklin: Vocals, Guitar
Travis Schultz: Guitar
Brandi "Charlotte" Grahek: Viola
Robin Marshall: Drums
Stephen Burnett: Bass, Organ



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Ron Trembath, Fense Post

"It is almost like a euphoric drug spills from the speakers when you pop in Broken Surfaces. Visions of pirate ships and wintry battlefields appear with drums crashing as soldiers of normalcy fall."

CD Baby Discover Music Newsletter - Feb. 2010

You may’ve heard Jason Franklin’s gentle voice on the other end of the line if you’ve ever called CD Baby. And if so, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that his kind voice was capable of taking soaring leaps of angst and aggression similar to Jeremy Enigk. But as frontman for this Portland band, he releases emotional waves of controlled chaos and cutting lyrics with each vocal line. Eclectic, dynamic, and tense, This Fair City mixes their love for Fugazi and Sunny Day Real Estate with Eastern European folk music. Check out their excellent debut EP.