Back in 2008 I spent a lot of time on Last.fm, looking for ‘related artists’ to Forever The Sickest Kids, Fight Fair, ADTR, and p much any other band who looked like they might have some combination of neon, poppy choruses, breakdowns and keyboards. One of the better bands I found this way was FAREWELL, specifically their 2008 album “Isn’t This Supposed To Be Fun?”
It seemed like there was a pretty sweet ‘neon pop’ scene in North Carolina back then, with Farewell, Mercy Mercedes, Dear Noel, and a few other bands I can’t think of right now, but they all p much disappeared in 2009 from what I can tell. I could do some googling, but instead I will turn to you, the readers: what’s up with FAREWELL? Did they break up, turn into a garage rock band, or just quietly fizzle because the dude who wrote all the songs went to college??
And in case you slept on this band, here are some choice tracks:
Not really sure what “First One On The Blog” is about, but I assume it is about how da haters on teh internet should stfu because they don’t understand how hard it is 2 be in a band and they should get a lief because they are loosers!!
This song is called “Darling Darlene,” which is a whiteknightcore anthem about how he is a sailor and wood defend her from waves and krakens or whatever. P gay but I liek it anyway :(
“Cut You A New Smile” is probably the best song on the album. No clue what it’s about, but seems likely that it also has something to do with haterz?? Very heartfelt lyrics in any case *single_tear.gif*
Given that it’s called “Hey Heather,” I assume this song is an embarrassing ode to some girl who friendzoned whoever wrote this song. Sad 4 his dignity, but song is p awesome if you ignore the lyrics!
They put out an album in 2009 that wasn’t as good, this being the only track I really like despite the embarrassing lyrics which are basically the same thing as “Sk8r Boi.” It’s about how u thought all the nerds and outcasts in high school were losers but the jake’s on u because now they are rly happy and famous and they have amazing lives and *U* are the real looser!!!