Fountains of Wayne
is Brian Young
and Jody Porter.
Noteworthy: Reviews of New Music
Published: Apr 13th, 2007
Author: Erik Spanberg
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Among pop confectionists, Fountains of Wayne are pretty well peerless. The New Jersey pop-rock crew are masters of the quotidian chronicle, balancing killer chops with the soothing vocals of Chris Collingwood. On "Traffic and Weather," which brims with ear-candy riffs and luscious big-hook choruses, Fountains of Wayne once again has some fun with its lyrics, as on the title track, a tale of news anchors chasing a different kind of hot story – a workplace romance. It's enough to make you forget all about "Stacy's Mom." Well, almost.