By Mabel Suen
By Cassie Kohler
By Evan C. Jones
By RFT Music
By RFT Music
By Tom Finkel
By Ryan Wasoba
By Roy Kasten
Fang Island's unapologetic 2010 posi-rock debut was famously described as "everyone high-fiving everyone." Alas, man cannot live on high-fives alone; palms chafe, and the gesture eventually loses its magic. With its sophomore record, Major, the Brooklyn group has expanded its palette to include handshakes and hugs. Whereas a Fang Island classic like "Daisy" was a constant stream of bottle rocket explosions, the slo-mo build of Major standout "Asunder" causes its climax to break the sky open like a laser beam straight out of an Independence Day UFO. The signature skin slaps are still present, but now Fang Island makes you work for them.
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Alternate Uses For the Album Major: Sonic answer for that "meaning of life" question, curriculum for college "Music Appreciation" classes, hold music at suicide-prevention hotlines.
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