Fragile Thing

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Tono and The Finance Company
Fragile Thing

[ LFL / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 28 June 2010

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Singer/guitarist Anthonie Tonnon, bassist Chris Miller and drummer Andy Straight recorded their sophomore EP over four days in September 2009 with Tex Houston in Dunedin.

Tono and The Finance Company - singer/guitarist Anthonie Tonnon, bassist Chris Miller and drummer Andy Straight - recorded their sophomore EP "Fragile Thing" over four days in September 2009 with Tex Houston (The 3Ds, The Clean) in Dunedin, New Zealand. The EP leaves behind the old themes and Beatles-esque pop of their first EP, "Love and Economics", but retains Tonnon's ironic wit and emphasis on character. His songwriting has become more acerbic, the humor blacker. The musical textures on the record reflect this change; the guitars more distorted, and the rhythm section more dominant.

The artwork is an 'exquisite corpse' drawing, where artists each draw one part of a picture without seeing the other parts. It is included in the package designed by Tim Chapman and Taarati Taiaroa, and includes drawings by themselves, and four other Auckland artists - John Wood-Knox, Alexsandra Petrovic, Erin Forsyth and Ceili Murphy. "Fragile Thing" is available in a strictly limited, individually numbered run of 300 compact discs.

Tracks:

1. Tuesday Evening
2. Barry Smith of Hamilton
3. Fragile Thing
4. Describing the Harbour
5. Politics Will Make You Miserable
6. PJ Harvey's On the Stereo

Live video of "Tuesday Evening" ('Off The Cuff' via YouTube)