Fanfarlo’s website was updated recently with the following statement concerning the status of their new album. You can get a download of their new song “Myth of Myself” below for the price of your email. It sounds a bit looser than their last album, especially with the levity the flute part adds to it, so it will be interesting to see what direction the band takes on the new album.
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