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Nada Alic

Alexander Fairchild – Tonight

Alexander Fairchild – Tonight from Brooks Reynolds on Vimeo.

It’s been so long I could barely remember how to log in to this thing. But I’m still here! Mostly making mixes for a few hundred friends over at my mixtape club, but I often think of FWBA fondly, then forget to blog, then write myself a note to remind me, then never finding the time, then never wanting to. But here I am.

I wanted to share this new video from my friend Alexander Fairchild, made by my other friend Brooks Reynolds. AF’s new album, “Where Do You Go” is out now and it’s really special. I had the good fortune to get to listen to it a while back and write some nice words about it. You can listen to him some more overĀ here (sometimes he writes little commentaries on what his songs mean and I always do enjoy that).

Nada Alic

Alexander Fairchild – Place is You

My friend Nathan Finochio plays music underĀ Alexander Fairchild because much like everything he does- it was born out of a romantic notion, a way to emulate a girl he liked- the way you posture yourself on a date to cross your legs on the same side, tilt your head to kiss- it’s all nuanced and charming and that’s what Alexander Fairchild is.

As I was catching up on my friend Brooks’ Reynolds film/photography blog I noticed they’d shot a music video together a while back- I was pretty excited ever since Brooks started shooting videos because his growth is visual- and patterns emerge: all of his work is darker, more cinematic and has some sort of novel narrative developing- typically: young love. This video has all essentially qualities of that- something childlike: french fries, vintage decor, an overall minimal aesthetic and a build to something that might seem more dramatic than his inital spelled out in fries and ketchup. But that’s what we do, right? We dramaticize small things and see them in everything, even late night snacks.

I love the song “Place is You” because it sounds similar to the organ tone in Bazan’s Hard to Be (we share a mutual love). And Nathan’s got this beautiful hollowness to his vocals that allow for textures and layers of himself- it’s almost like J. Tillman, Iron & Wine, or the rusty vinyl quality that melts off of Ted Lucas records. Watch below and find out more here.