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Fountains of Wayne


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Birth Place: New York, New York
Years Active: 1996–present
Genres: Power Pop, Alternative Rock, Pop Punk

Fountains of Wayne is a Grammy-nominated American power pop band that formed in New York City in 1996. Initially the band went by other names, including Are You My Mother? and Woolly Mammoth, before settling on Fountains of Wayne, taken from a lawn ornament store in Wayne, New Jersey. The group was formed by songwriters Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood who were later joined by Jody Porter and Brian Young and recorded a demo. The demo fell into the hands of Atlantic Records and in 1996 the band released their debut self-titled album. Two singles were released from it but it was the song, “That Thing You Do,” written by Schlesinger, which gained popularity through its use as the t... Continue Bio >>


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