July 11th, 2011
I’ve got to be honest, I always thought Fair To Midland were an emo band. Maybe it stems from the fact that scene kids have a bizarre infatuation with them… I don’t really know. On further plundering, I have in fact discovered that they are a rather catchy prog band. Another thing which surprised me is that they are signed to Serj Tankian‘s Serjical Strike Records, and that he has collaborated with them on live shows. Their fourth album ‘Arrows & Anchors’ is a strange affair, with nice alternative rock songs interspersed with angry metal songs, much like if Incubus and System Of A Down had a baby, but it somehow managed to fit in with the right crowd and still be cool.