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Small Isles (of Modest Mouse and Grandaddy) Unveils New EP ‘Everything on Memory’

Cinematic music that seeks to sharpen the senses

Small Isles, helmed by prolific artist and composer Jim Fairchild, has released the brand new Everything on Memory EP via Modern Recordings/BMG. Fairchild stepped off the tour bus but kept on moving. He spent his entire adult life in beloved bands Grandaddy and Modest Mouse, the latter of which he stepped away from in 2021. His creative palate shifted to cinematic composition with this new project which is sonically aligned with the vastness of Sigur Rós & Explosions In The Sky. Earning acclaim from BrooklynVegan and more, it is music that seeks to sharpen the senses and to feel time differently.

Seeking to interrogate the process of constructing sounds, Fairchild describes his goal of making Small Isles an arena rock band without the rock & no imposed messaging. “I think people are ready for more implication than explanation. I have plenty to say. I just want to do it without words for a while. To make music that takes all I’ve learned about making and performing songs and removes the narrative from it.”

On the cinematic nature of his new EP, he shares, “Everything on Memory was written as the imagined score to a Christopher Nolan-directed movie I dreamt about in which Donald and Steven Glover wrote a script in response to Modest Mouse’s ‘Third Planet’.”

Fairchild recently scored the documentary film Common Ground (Donald Glover, Laura Dern, Woody Harrelson, Rosario Dawson, Ian Somerhalder) which won the Tribeca Film Festival “Human/Nature” award. He is currently working on the follow up, Bee The Change narrated by Ellie Goulding, which will premiere at COP 28 (United Nations Climate Change Conference).

What do you think of his new EP?

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