Jaws of Life
The art of writing the perfect pop song will never go out of style, and only a small handful of musicians are truly dedicated enough to their craft to achieve moments that can be ranked among the true auteurs The Smiths, The Jam and New Order. Fine China have consistently put out records that you can view in light of these legends' work and it is apparent that each album contains these flawless moments frozen in time. Each album has been a constant progression for the band, and they've proven over the course of their three full-lengths that what they have shown us is no fluke. As what Fine China have achieved is the product of four distinctly skilled musicians who have polished their sound in the studio with the masterful production talent of Starflyer 59's Jason Martin; and live with amazing bands such as The Faint, Joy Electric, Gene and Pedro The Lion. In concert they reveal the truly dynamic range of their albums and show a tenderness and intensity that only the truly seasoned pop-savants possess. Their last album 'You Make Me Hate Music' was so well received by fans and critics alike that it guarantees them a permanent place in the hearts and the record shelves of pop lovers everywhere. This fall the band returned to the studio to record it's follow-up and what is to be their most important statement on the art of pop, entitled 'The Jaws of Life.' An album that is so grand in scope and rich with melody that only the truly jaded will be able to overlook it's shimmering hooks and brilliant song-structure. A lot of people try to classify what they do and what they will become, but the best answer to their questions, is, that they make the best kind of music. The kind that gets you excited about being in love with music, the kind that fuels the dance-floor and gently tugs at your heart.