Editors’ Notes Like some kind of indie rock puffer fish, Fanfarlo have the ability to sound bigger than they are, with the five band members toting a small army of horns, strings, keys, guitars, and drums. You hear it on the first track off their third album, "Life in the Sky": co-vocalists Simon Balthazar and Cathy Lucas trade parts as synths and shakers, horns and harmonies fill out the scenery. Such exuberance befits an album about life itself: Balthazar's lyrics here are about nothing less than evolution, extinction, and humanity. Despite the wry sentiments of songs like the title track and "We're the Future" ("We're a copy of a copy," he sings), the music is characteristically chipper. Some songs ("A Distance" and "Landlocked") sound decidedly '80s, festooned with bursting beats and squirming basslines. Let's Go Extinct is indie pop imagined as a school play about Charles Darwin.

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Life in the Sky
1
6:13
 
Cell Song
2
4:18
 
Myth of Myself (A Ruse to Exploit Our Weaknesses)
3
4:27
 
A Distance
4
4:02
 
We're the Future
5
4:42
 
Landlocked
6
3:46
 
Painting with Life
7
3:52
 
The Grey and Gold
8
5:02
 
The Beginning and the End
9
4:48
 
Let's Go Extinct
10
5:59
 
White Mice
11
5:07
 
A Distance (Tom Furse Extrapolation)
12
6:38
 

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