Fountains of Wayne is an independent American rock band from New York. Their musical style has a strong power pop trend, tucked between Weezer and Nada Surf. They are rewarded in 2003 for the song Stacy's Mom, extracted from Welcome Interstate Managers, which figure since among their more known as Hey Julie or Mexican Wine. They have five studio albums, the last being released in 2011, plus a double-disc compiling unpublished pieces and various B-sides, Out-of-State Plates.
Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood meet in the late 1980s at Williams College and begin to compose together, while participating in numerous musical projects >>>.
The Fountains of Wayne were born in 1995, and they were inspired by a Wayne's fountain shop in New Jersey as a band name. Guitarist Jody Porter (ex-Belltower) and drummer Brian Young (ex-Posies) are recruited, and a first album is released in 1996, via Atlantic Records. At the same time, Adam composes the song That Thing You Do for the film of the same name, which earned him an Oscar nomination that year. The single Radiation Vibe will be repeated on MTV>, and will contribute to the group's emerging success.
The group's second album, Utopia Parkway, was released in 1999, as the band goes through a period of tension with the label, which will end their contract that year.