Faraway Places

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The Faraway Places is an indie rock band. Originally formed in Boston, Massachusetts as the Solar Saturday, they changed their name after moving to Los Angeles, California.

History[edit]

The group issued its first EP as a self-titled affair under the name Solar Saturday in 2001. Members Chris Colthart and Donna Coppola had previously accompanied Papas Fritas on a tour promoting their third album Buildings and Grounds (2000).[1] Following a move to Los Angeles, the group reconvened with Colthart, Coppola, Chris Phillips, and Scott Barber, and changed its name to Faraway Places. In 2003, they released a full-length on Eenie Meenie Records, which received enough attention to warrant a European release through the Bella Union label.[1] The record won the group comparisons to XTC and the Elephant 6 collective.[1] A follow-up arrived in 2009.

Members[edit]

  • Chris Colthart - guitar, vocals
  • Donna Coppola - keyboard, vocals
  • Scott Barber - bass
  • Eric Bartels - drums
Former
  • Jeff Wright - bass
  • Chris Phillips - drums

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2001 Solar Saturday Near By Music
2003 Unfocus on It Eenie Meenie
2009 Out of the Rain, the Thunder, and the Lightning Save It Records

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