|Thousand Yard Stare|
|Studio album by The Fauves|
|The Fauves chronology|
|The Daily Telegraph|
|Sunday Herald Sun|
Thousand Yard Stare is the fifth studio album by Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne indie band The Fauves.
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The Fauves are an Australian rock band formed in 1988. The band are known for their witty lyrics, melodic pop-rock and often satirical or evocative exploration of Australian themes.
The album marked the departure of founding bassist Andrew Dyer, who was replaced by longtime sound engineer Teddy Cleaver. It was also a return to the band's original label, the independent Shock Records, after being dumped by Polydor following a takeover of that label by Universal.
Shock Records is an Australian independent record label.
Polydor Ltd. is a British record label owned by Universal Music Group. It has a close relationship with Universal's Interscope Geffen A&M Records label, which distributes Polydor's releases in the United States; in turn, Polydor distributes Interscope releases in the United Kingdom. Polydor was established in London in 1954 as a British subsidiary of German company Deutsche Grammophon GmbH.
Universal Music Australia (UMA) is the largest Australian music corporation. It is part of the Universal Music Group which operates as a subsidiary of Paris-based media conglomerate Vivendi. Universal Music Australia's corporate headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.
Melbourne's Herald Sun noted the album abandoned the two-guitars approach in favour of cheap synthesisers and broadened the band's rock base to encompass disco and eletro-funk. Singer/guitarist Andrew Cox said: "Our two records prior to this were very guitar-pop records and we weren't keen on making the same album again. Being fairly limited guitarists there was only so far in this direction we could progress. So the keyboard thing is just an interesting way for us to explore a few more sounds."
The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia, published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia.
Cox told The Age that album was a collection of "happy songs". "I think it's just more of a pop album. Our last album (Lazy Highways) was possibly our most introspective album, quite a melancholy one, whereas I think this one is a bit more brasher and a little bit more upbeat, probably just more straight-out happy songs. We just felt pretty positive while we were making it and really happy with it as we were going along. I think it was the whole thing of doing it ourselves, without having people looking over our shoulder and telling us we had to have this and that on there, and constantly reinforcing that we had to sell 'x' number of units."
(all songs by The Fauves)
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