The Ian Fays
THE IAN FAYS are a Northern Californian indie pop-rock group comprised of
identical twin sisters, Lizzie and Sara. The Fays released their first album, The
Damon Lessons, in October of 2003. In the years to follow, the twins toured the US and Europe multiple times after their subsequent releases, Dylan's Lost Days and Jensen's Camera. On Halloween 2013, in celebration of their 10 year anniversary as a band, The Ian Fays released The Most Spectacular Party, and again toured extensively before taking a hiatus to foster a new generation of little Fays. On October 31st, 2023, for their 20 year anniversary as a band, The Ian Fays released the title-track single from their upcoming album, Viola; recorded at Foghorn Sounds in El Granada, CA -- out in February of 2024.
Viola is the 5th LP release from the twins and offers more of their trademark glass-half-full reflections on life, loss, and love. On Viola, the band delivers tunes you are inclined to sway and smile to - replete with references to
karaoke, Las Vegas, holidays, and haunted stuff - all the while addressing the hard knocks of life, purple cocktail in hand.
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