Lyrics from DaisyFang Island started as an art project by several students at the Rhode Island School of Design, including current member Chris Georges. They claim that the inspiration for their name came from an article in the satire newspaper, The Onion. Fang Island’s lineup quickly grew with the addition of guitarist Jason Bartell, drummer Marc St. Sauveur and guitarist Nick Sadler. In 2007 and 2009, the band independently released two EPs before signing to Sargent House for the release of their self-titled debut in 2009. Their first studio album gained them serious buzz. It was featured on end-of-year lists of several prominent music blogs and helped the band get deemed “honest and life-affirming” from Pitchfork Media’s Ian Cohen. Their most recent album, Major, was released in July 2012.