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“On 2010’s Perfect Present, Milwaukee’s Fahri makes a compelling case for tuneful noise and controlled chaos. Fronted by husband-and-wife duo Miles Murray and Sarah Long, the group can clearly trace its distorted lineage back to Sonic Youth, though a knack for deceptive vocal hooks sets Fahri apart from the rest of the noise-drone pack. Long’s ghostly croon stands out on tracks “U R Razor” and “White Loafers,” while Murray anchors the terrifically catchy “Fields, Factories, And Workshops.””
“Fahri, who I’ve somehow overlooked for the last couple years, were fucking stellar..”
“Both Long and Murray provide vocals floating above a wave of distorted sound...The sound of songs like “Field, Factories, and Workshops” and “Scramshell” combines experimental influences with Sonic Youth-style feedback and upbeat indie elements a la Pavement.”
“I didn't really know what to expect from the Milwaukee-based band but they definitely exceeded my expectations and then some. The trio offered a great set of alt-rock and pop, which kept in good pace with the band's lead singers (Sarah and Miles) trading off vocals duties every other song. Both brought something unique to the songs they sung. I especially thought the songs that Sarah sung were exceptional. She has a voice somewhere in the space between Neko Case's more pop sensibilities and Heartless Bastards' Erika Wennerstrom's harder rock/rougher edge.”
“While all of their songs are extremely easy to enjoy the first time you hear them, it's only after repeated listens that one begins to notice the incredible level of depth and intricacy each song possesses. More than anything, every song is a piece of art capable of standing on it's own. Incorporating both male and female vocals, Fahri writes invigorating, deliberately buried pop gems.”
“Chicago’s North Shore is home to Fahri a hot little indie rock band fronted by a girl singer with pizzazz. The recording at times miffs me since sometimes things just get lost in the mix. But if you toss out that complaint, you have yourself a pretty fine album of indie post-punk rock that will get your knees rockin’ in no time flat. ”