FONO has what the music industry is missing right now - staying power. With a repertoire of over 80 songs, features on MTV, ER, multiple Extreme Sports DVD's from Japan to Warren Miller's "Cold Fusion," in Billboard's Heatseekers, numerous songwriting awards and openings for bands from Bon Jovi to Goo Goo Dolls, from Guano Apes to Third Eye Blind and Robert Plant, FONO lives up to its title of "Best Unsigned Band" in Kerrang! Magazine.
FONO's debut album "goesaroundcomesaround" was recorded in London with Adi Winman (Supergrass, Jamiroquai) was A listed on XFM and was a hit with Zane Lowe of MTV Europe. After extensive U.S. and European tours, Billboard ranks them as one of the Top 6 Independent Bands in the Southwest.
Days away from completing their much anticipated follow-up EP, FONO's studio is engulfed by the infamous California wildfires, destroying their gear and even their masters. With all the tracks for "It's The Way That You Use It" up in flames, FONO was intent on rebuilding the album and the title track encouraged them to rise above what would end most bands, and continue to make music that not only entertains, but lifts you up. The band hooked up with Alan Sanderson (Rolling Stones, Weezer, Green Day) and started over. Bill Dooley (Madonna, Deftones) was enlisted to master the project.
Finding inspiration in the powerful New York Times photo of a man jumping from one of the World Trade Towers by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Richard Drew, Falling Man, FONO's tune of the same name is a meditation on "what goes through your head when your best option is to jump 80 stories." In today's world of sound bites and ringtones, FONO has found a way to maintain imagination and music intensity while working to put together a real Album.