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Hey, everybody, it’s that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How’s your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

Though we’ve known about beachy indie rockers Fort Lean for a little while, the group made a major splash at CMJ thanks to glowing praise from outlets like The New York Times. Before that, though, I saw somebody I followed on Twitter thank Fort Lean’s Zach Fried for his help in finding an apartment i… More »

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Fort Lean – “New Hobbies”

Fort Lean are a Brooklyn indie band who kick out hooks with the vigor and focus of an old-school power-pop wrecking crew, and they'll finally…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2015 - 11:12 am

Fort Lean – “Quiet Day” (Stereogum Premiere)

Though they've been putting out music since 2011, Brooklyn's Fort Lean are only now releasing their debut album. Quiet Day will be out 6/2, and…
Caitlin White | March 11, 2015 - 10:24 am
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Fort Lean – “Travellin” (Jeremy Spencer Band Cover)

Brooklyn rockers Fort Lean have shared a cover of Jeremy Spencer Band's "Travellin'" as a teaser for their long-gestating debut album, Quiet Day. "Jeremy Spencer…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Fort Lean – “I Don’t Mind”

If Fort Lean feel like they've been around for a while, it's because they kind of have been: The Brooklyn band has been putting out…
James Rettig | January 14, 2015 - 6:17 pm

Fort Lean – “Cut To The Chase” (Stereogum Premiere)

Fort Lean caught our attention at the beginning of this decade with singles like "Perfect" and "Beach Holiday," but it's only recently that they've finished…
Miles Bowe | October 15, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Fort Lean – “The Mall”

Brooklyn's Fort Lean will release their new Change Your Name EP (produced by Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift) next week, and they're ramping up for it…
Michael Nelson | November 9, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Fort Lean – “Sunsick” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Here's the mirage-like video for Brooklyn rockers Fort Lean's "Sunsick," a clip that finds lead singer Keenan Mitchell wandering through an eerie Williamsburg, finding solace…
Corban Goble | September 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Fort Lean – “Sunsick”

The Brooklyn indie crew have a way with a clean power-pop melody that few can match, and their self-titled EP, still up for free download,…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 1:49 pm
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Fort Lean – “Beach Holiday” Video

In the video for the sticky, fired-up anthem "Beach Holiday," Keenan Mitchell, frontman for the classic-rock-inflected Brooklyn indie band Fort Lean, works goes to work…
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2011 - 3:58 pm
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Fort Lean – “Perfect” Video

NYC-based quintet Fort Lean met in college, playing music together in various combinations until this year, when they became the band whose video is embedded…
Amrit Singh | August 10, 2011 - 3:26 pm
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