Seattle Office of Film + Music

November 18, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Fences, led by songwriter Christopher Mansfield, is known for its brevity as well as its melancholic melodies. The band has garnered lots of positive attention in the Seattle area, and now NPR is taking note; Fences’ song “My Girl the Horse” is NPR’s song of the day today. Writes NPR, “the song begins with a slow fade straight into the familiar guitar strums that form the bedrock of the song. A sparse piano melody wanders in, too — an optimistic tune offering hope that Mansfield’s characters might just ‘make it down this hill alive.’ Still, the rest of the words, few as they may be, convey more defeat than triumph. (‘Every day, we fuss and fight,’ he sings.)” To listen to the track and read more about Fences, follow the link.

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