August 5, 2009

New Review from Star-Telegram!

"Fate Lions’ debut full-length gives reason to lionize them"

For whatever reason, Fort Worth quartet Fate Lions unfairly slips through the cracks during discussions about the region’s top bands. Perhaps it’s because of the effortless, crisp pop-rock, which arrived after a sojourn through some alt-country back roads. Maybe it’s the fact that for all the genre-exploding acts that spew forth from Dallas, Denton or even, yes, Fort Worth, the notion that a band capable of simply plugging in, playing its heart out and refining, rather than reinventing, the wheel is all too much. Whatever the sticking point, Fate Lions can henceforth use its Salim Nourallah-produced debut, Good Enough for You, to silence any doubters. These 13 tracks, immaculately polished over a yearlong period at Nourallah’s Pleasantry Lane Studios in Dallas, immediately reel you in and leave you wanting more. Try not to listen to tunes like Calendar Girls more than just once. Good Enough for You is one of the year’s finest local efforts and moreover, a calling card for a band that can stand toe-to-toe with any area rock band.
-- Preston Jones, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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