The Fatales: 'Stadtpark' The Fatales are a four-piece rock group from New York making glitchy, atmospheric pop. Their moody sound has drawn comparisons to Radiohead and Interpol. The Fatales follow their critically successful EP Pretty in Pixels with four new songs, drawing inspiration, in part, from travels to Vienna.
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The Fatales are a four-piece rock group from New York making glitchy, atmospheric pop. Their moody sound has drawn comparisons to Radiohead and Interpol.

The Fatales follow 2004's critically successful EP Pretty in Pixels with four new songs, including the featured track, "Stadtpark," which draws inspiration from singer/guitarist Wayne Switzer's travels abroad. He tells NPR, "while I was living in Vienna, I would often go for walks in the large leafy park that lies near the center of the city. The park is simply called Stadtpark, or 'city-park' in English. Unlike most parks though, the mood of Stadtpark is somewhat pensive and heavy. It is difficult to describe the allure of such a place, but this song was a start."

In addition to Switzer, The Fatales feature Craig Holland on drums and computer programming, Ryan Vernon on bass and programming, and James Wu on keyboards and cello.