We last covered Austin’s Fanclub back in May with their pugilistic Uppercut really knocking us out! Well, the Texan trio is back again, this time with Trespassing, which is sure to break into your heart and take up residence. You’ll be glad it did.
Mike Lee, Leslie Crunkilton, and Daniel Schmidt once again channel the more jangly elements of the C86 sound, its ‘endless summer’ feel inviting favourable comparisons to the likes of The Shop Assistants and The Pastels. But there’s a harder edge to the song as well, the easy melancholia of the song bringing to mind the early work of Pixies and REM. Trespassing might look to the past for inspiration, but it has a freshness of tone, pristine vocal performance and a modern lyrical sensibility that that makes it very much of the here and now.
Band member Leslie Crunkilton had this to say about the song: “Trespassing is meant to embody the fleeting feelings of summer. It’s about having fun in the midst of heartbreak, and how the seemingly small experiences you have and the people you spend time with carry so much significance because they become a part of your healing process.”
Trespassing is out now and available to stream or download on all major platforms including Bandcamp. Be sure to check the band out over on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and maybe throw them a follow or two to keep up with news about Trespassing, the band, and upcoming releases and gigs.
Photo by Jesus A. Acosta