MP3 The Douglas Fir - The Vinyl Singles Archive
Imagine if The Red House Painters, Echo and the Bunnymen, and PJ Harvey all met for a late night cocktail in a dimly lit pub.
6 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 90''s Rock, POP: British Pop
The Douglas Fir has "a flair for the cinematic," melding UK-style dreaminess and the panoramic sounds of indie music, while maintaining moody pop sensibilities.
The Boston-based four piece has achieved critical success with two seven-inch vinyl singles, a CDEP, and in January 2004 the Fir released "When This Wear''s Off," their debut 14 song full length on Dark Years Records. The album was mixed by Matthew Ellard, who has worked with Elliott Smith, Tayna Donelly, Mike Watt, Billy Bragg/Wilco, and Jesse Malin.
In addition to garnering outstanding national reviews in publications, such as CMJ, Amplifier, The Big Takeover, Magnet, The Boston Globe, and the All Music Guide, The Douglas Fir was also recognized as the Best Local New Act in the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll.
In June of 2004, Seattle radio station KEXP invited The Douglas Fir to perform live on air as KEXP broadcasted from The Museum of TV and Radio on 52nd Street in Manhattan. Other on air guests included The Wrens, Ambulance LTD, Ben Lee, Clem Snide and Robbers on High Street.
Several of the Fir''s songs were recently licensed and used by MTV in their Real World/Road Rules Series of shows. Additionally, ASCAP has recognized the Fir''s songwriting by presenting the band with a 2004 ASCAP Popular Music award.
The Douglas Fir has performed live with with numerous national acts including The Wrens, The South (U.K.), Metric, The Pernice Brothers, The Church, Pinback, Cobra Verde, Her Space Holiday, Twinemen (ex-Morphine), Wheat, and many others...