Fan Death

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Fan Death
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Synthpop, nu-disco, Italo disco
Years active 2007–present
Labels Pharmacy, Big Love, Phantasy Sounds, Last Gang
Associated acts Dandi Wind, e.s.l.
Website www.fan-death.com
Members Szam Findlay
Kasia Elizabeth
Tessa Marie
Past members Dandilion Wind Opaine
Marta Jaciubek McKeever

Fan Death is a synthpop band formed in Brooklyn, New York City, in 2007 as a collaboration between producer Szam Findlay with vocalists Dandilion Wind Opaine and Marta Jaciubek. Now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the band currently consists of Findlay and sisters Kasia Elizabeth and Tessa Marie as vocalists. The band is named after the South Korean myth that suggests that sleeping in an enclosed room with an electric fan running can cause asphyxiation.[1]

In 2008, Erol Alkan remixed and released their debut single "Veronica's Veil" on his Phantasy Sounds label. The following year, Tokyo-based independent label Big Love Records released the EP Cannibal featuring remixes from CfCf and Manderson. To date Fan Death has played shows with Florence and the Machine, Metronomy, Telepathe, Late of the Pier and Franz Ferdinand as well as at the Afisha festival in Moscow and in Mexico City. The band has been featured in international magazines such as the NME,[2] The Fader,[3] Nylon, The Guardian,[4] Dazed & Confused and on the cover of Italian fashion magazine Pig surrounded by naked men.[5]

The band recorded an EP in 2009. Also in 2009, it has remixed artists such as Ladyhawke, Frankmusik, The Virgins, Lindstrom, Lost Valentinos and Datarock. The band supported Vampire Weekend on their first UK and European leg of their world tour and released their debut album Womb of Dreams in the UK on August 30, 2010. Following this tour the initial lineup of the band dissolved. In August 2011 the official Fan Death website announced the 2012 release of a new EP titled Awakenings, which will be the first release in the sssistersss cycle of recordings featuring the current lineup of Fan Death.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Fan Death". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Vice (September 17, 2008). "Radar Recommends – Fan Death". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kaylor, Hillary (December 1, 2008). "Black stars: Fan Death's devotion to disco and darkness". The Fader. HighBeam Research. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ Lester, Paul (November 7, 2008). "New band of the day – No 426: Fan Death". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Depolique (March 1, 2009). "Fan Death". Pig (in Italian). Retrieved June 20, 2011. 

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