While Florida might have been known for exporting boy bands, Limp Bizkit, and Less Than Jake, its days of ska and nu-metal seem to be eclipsed by the current crop of ‘Indie”rock. Gainesville’s Oh Fortuna are a prime example of palatable music finally coming out of America’s wang.
Oh Fortuna do blissed out, pastoral synth rock with a Polyphonic Spree sense of bliss. However, unlike the Spree, Oh Fortuna deliver a sense of sincerity in their vocals, avoiding the contrived enthusiasm that plagued the cultish choir.
Nevertheless, Oh Fortuna‘s brand of brashly sincere music will have your singing the song of yourself without having to wear a robe and consume some very questionable Kool Aid.
William M. Bass