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FANG ISLAND: LAUGHTER, POSITIVITY, AND TOURING JAPAN TEXT By Noah Davis Photos by Drew Reynolds

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is constantly laughing. Jason Bartell and Chris Georges, the two primary songwriters for the Brooklyn-by-wayof-Rhode Island outfit, are sitting in the Greenpoint bar where they played their first show in New York. They sip Brooklyn Lagers on a muggy evening while wearing nearly identical jean jackets. The duo is discussing whether drummer Marc St. Sauveur would don the “Denim Daddy” attire on stage, ultimately deciding that he would refuse. Bartell and Georges giggle at the thought. The infectious enthusiasm is not an act. Fang Island described its self-titled debut as “the sound of everyone high-fiving everyone”—a statement that is simultaneously accurate and destined to lead profiles for the duration on the band’s existence. The band’s sophomore effort, Major, builds on the theme. It features more singing than the first album, which was chock full of melodies, riffs, and melodic ISSUE 40

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