Their full-length debut CD appears ready to position the group among
adult-oriented rock's elite. However, the story starts well before
the November 14, 2000 release of "True North."
captivating as Fisher's music is, the road the duo has traveled to
make it. Sounding like a crisp blend of modern rock acts from Fiona
Apple to Sarah McLachlan, the group conquered the Internet before
moving its "artistic pop" toward radio station
years prior to being signed to a major label deal, Fisher seemingly
laid a path for certain stardom. They appeared on the Lilith Fair
tour. The duo contributed to various soundtracks, including
"Breakable," found here as well side-by-side with fellow
Lilith alumna Tori Amos on 1998's "Great Expectations"
soundtrack. They worked on the soundtrack for television's "Sweet
months early this year they dominated MP3.com's most requested
list--with their songs being downloaded more than 2 million times!
Slowly, song by song, they built a fanbase clamoring for a full-scale
piece of Fisher's work.
their path to acceptance, it's a natural fit that Farmclub.com
picked Fisher up. Through its web site and USA Channel television
series of the same name, Farmclub.com allows unsigned bands to gain
widespread exposure and, possibly, sign a record deal.
was the case for Fisher, whose Farmclub.com/Interscope debut
"True North" was pushed to stores early, fueled by the
explosive regional popularity of their first single "I Will Love
You." With plaintive, heartfelt lyrics and vocals by Fisher's
namesake Kathy Fisher, "I Will Love You" was downloaded
from the 'net by a San Diego, CA, radio station and played during
afternoon drive time. Soon the station found itself flooded with
requests for the track and information on the group. In addition,
they've been met with critical success out of the chutes.
a very open and honest person and I write about relationships,"
Kathy says. "But I didn't expect this to be such an incredibly
she should have. Though the duo is marked by emotive vocals and
outstanding production, Fisher's calling card seems to be,
unquestionably, in the strength of the writing. Every song paints a
picture, tells a story, and speaks from the heart. Listeners can feel
the emotion in every song, making the CD a truly spectacular journey.
voice of artistic
North" pulls reworked songs from Fisher's past, including their
9-track EP "One" and their soundtrack contributions. Each
is rerecorded and accompanied by a selection of completely new tracks
with "Hello It's Me," which treads musical territory
reminiscent of Apple's "Criminal," and leading into the
poignant, sparkling "Any Way" (which leans toward Alanis
Morissette . . . before she was hated for over-exposure), "True
North" is off to a brilliant start. The group maneuvers swiftly
through "The Life," which berates ingrateful rock stars
whose lives and careers Fisher would all-too-willingly assume, to
"Simi California," a stripped down appraisal of a cheating relationship.
Fisher proves to weave a collection of masterful, captivating and at
times melancholy tunes. Fans of Lilith Fair compatriots such as
McLachlan, Amos, and others will take an immediate liking to the
group. Fans of ingenuity and creative marketing campaigns should
check the disc out to simply show support. Fisher is a band to be
commended for allowing their creative process to only begin
with the recording of a superior album.
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