Fanfarlo is a London based band formed by the Swedish musician Simon Balthazar (vocals, guitar, clarinet). Their name refers to Charles Baudelaire’s novella, "La Fanfarlo."
They've released some singles over the past few years but Reservoir is their debut cd that was introduced in 2008.
According to music fans on Last.FM, if you like Arcade Fire and Beirut, you'll like Fanfarlo. I pretty much agree with that assessment. The arrangements and instruments used by Fanfarlo are Arcade Fire-like and the harmonies blend nicely like Beirut but they do have their own style that I've been enjoying here at home and via my mp3 player.
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