Faunts is an Indie rock band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Faunts was formed in the fall of 2000 by two brothers Steve Batke and Tim Batke. Faunts are released on Friendly Fire Recordings. In 2005, their debut album High Expectations/Low Results was well-received.
In 2006, a 40-minute EP entitled M4 was released that grew out of music crafted to accompany short films for theFilm and Video Arts Society. One of the tracks from the M4 EP (M4 Part II) was featured during the final credits of Bioware's 2007 RPG Mass Effect. This raised the band's profile and "a sizeable new audience was exposed to Faunts’ moody, subdued melodies".On November 18, they released a remix album titled Faunts Remixed, featuring remixes by acts such as Mark Templeton and DVAS, which is available exclusively through iTunes.
The newest Faunts album,Feel.Love.Thinking.Of was released on February 17th 2009, and is the result of songwriting over the course of the touring across America.
"Let's breathe a collective sigh of relief, because the five-piece Canadian outfit doesn’t disappoint with this album. Their second proper full-length, Feel... is rife with gauzy, shoegaze-influenced guitar compositions and effects-laden melodies that have a rather tranquilizing effect on one's mind."