Fialta is a dual-couple quartet from California specializing in ornate indie pop rich with multi-harmonies, keyboards, ukulele, and electronic elements.
"Lovingly detailed, erudite indie pop." -- AllMusic
Last July, California-based indie pop quartet Fialta released their second full length record, Shadow of a Drought -- a, wry, synth-laced, pop meditation on life in the 21st Century which debuted on Billboard as the #1 Pacific Album, and the #10 Heatseeker's Album. Fialta includes Beth Clements, Mike Leibovich, Sarah Shotwell, and David Provenzano, two married couples who teamed up in 2011.
Shadow of a Drought is a balanced departure from Fialta’s first record, Summer Winter (2013), retaining plenty of the band's surfy, west coast overtones while showcasing electronic elements and high-energy, dance-worthy rhythms. The album title’s pun was pulled from a line in Fialta’s forthcoming single, “Do the Best We Can,” a soaring, harmonic, millennial anthem inspired by the dangerous drought conditions faced by the band’s home state. The rest of the album follows suit thematically, wrestling with the implications of drought of all kinds: environmental, spiritual, creative, and relational. But the hooky, harmony-driven record never steers too far into serious waters, instead delivering incisive lyrical observations with synthy, sun-drenched, melodic fervor and a touch of irony, qualities that have earned Fialta comparisons to bands like Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Phoenix and Stars.
The tightly knit four piece are multi-instrumentalists who regularly swap roles during their live set, employ dueling male/female lead vocals, and collaborate on writing and producing. This April, Fialta will head out on a west coast tour with Surrogate and Tyson Motsenbocker.
Beth Clements -- Vocals, Piano, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Synth
David Provenzano -- Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion
Michael Leibovich -- Vocals, Drums, Synth Bass, Keyboards
Sarah Shotwell -- Vocals, Piano, Synth, Glockenspiel
"...Woven together with danceable, guitar-laced rhythms interspersed with Ukulele, synthesizer, and glockenspiel, and overlaid with Beth Clements' and Sarah Shotwell's crystalline vocals." Full article — SF Weekly
"I've been doing the best I could to find you the best Summer Pop Song of 2016. And as of today, the honor goes to California's Fialta"
Full article — Paste
"...A balanced sound that evokes the touchstones of mixed male/female indie rock, namely The New Pornographers and The Decemberists." Full article — Nerdist
"California-based indie pop quartet Fialta make pleasantly sardonic, synth-soaked pop reflections on life with catchy melodies that belie the gravity of their lyrics." Full article — Stereogum
"Fialta whips up cleverly arranged, erudite pop confections with lots of handclaps, glockenspiel, and ukulele, all of which are peppered with crystalline harmonies with a sound that handles the precarious spinning plates of suburban folk, self aware indie pop and local musical theater."
Full article — AllMusic
"It’s a shame that California indie-pop band Fialta‘s album Summer Winter isn’t coming out until July. If latest single “Photographs” is any indication of the rest of the LP, this record would make for a soundtrack to a complete summer."
Full article —Magnet Magazine
UPCOMING TV FEATURES:
"Another Lonely Heart" to be featured on Famous in Love (ABC Family)
"Another Lonely Heart" to be featured on Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)
"Be Someone" featured on Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (BRAVO)
"Be Someone" featured on Teen Wolf (MTV)
"Be Someone" featured on Chicago Med (NBC)
"Lullaby" featured on Teen Mom OG (MTV)
"Greek Pretender" featured on A to Z (NBC)
"Baby, I" featured on A to Z (NBC)
"Sleepy Time" featured in Chipotle sponsorship ad for Food Forward (PBS)
Mikey plays as featured musician on season finale of About a Boy (NBC)
"Baby, I" is featured on Awkward (MTV)
"Sleepy Time" featured on About a Boy (MTV)
"Photographs" featured on Awkward (MTV)
"Sleepy Time" featured in MINDBODY commercial.
"Baby, I" featured on Parenthood (NBC)
Fialta opens for Colbie Caillat at Vina Robles Amphitheater.
"Baby, I" featured in a Yammer commercial.
"Summer Winter" is featured in a Kmart commercial.