fonda is a band from los angeles
Sell Your Memories is the new full length album from the Los Angeles band, Fonda. Fusing together classic pop hooks and gracious, dreampop sonics, Fonda approach pop music's most celebrated subjects with a colorful, blissed-out, reverbed drenched kaleidoscopic wall of sound. It's a collection of sad love songs, dreamy crush stories and bittersweet break-ups.



Emily Cook moved from London to Los Angeles to work in the film industry. A chance meeting with David Klotz on a movie set led to the friendship that would eventually form the band Fonda. Sharing an adoration for Farfisa organs and the musicals of French film director Jacques Demy, they recorded 1998's Music For Beginners EP. Pressing a thousand copies, David and Emily spent their weekends driving to record stores to consign the 5-song disc. Their hard work paid off with the help of KROQ's legendary DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer, who played the track "Crazy Love", making it one of the top ten most requested songs on his show in 1999.

Later that year, David Newton, former member of Sire/Reprise artists, The Mighty Lemon Drops, joined Fonda after producing their debut album The Invisible Girl. With a host of friends filling in on bass and drums, Fonda self-released the album in 1999. It was embraced by college radio and peaked at #39 on the CMJ 200 Album Charts.

In 2001, Fonda released their 2nd album The Strange and The Familiar. Soon after, Fonda's crafty pop sense caught the attention of Miramax Films, hiring the band to write and perform the end title song to Robert Rodriguez's 2001 summer hit movie, "Spy Kids". Fonda's catchy "Spy Kids" anthem appeared on the film's soundtrack and was released as a single in Europe. To this day, it's still a current favorite on Disney Radio.

In 2003, Fonda recorded and released their third album, "Catching Up To The Future" And then, as it always does, life gets in the way: career opportunities, mortgage payments, wine tastings, babies, etc. David Klotz continued writing songs, however and eight years later, Fonda returned with the 5 track "Better Days" EP. The EP was picked up by Minty Fresh and given a re-release on vinyl at the tail end of 2011. David and Emily spent the following Summer completing 10 songs for their 4th full length album, Sell Your Memories to be released on Minty Fresh in 2013.

When not playing in the band, Emily Cook works as a screenwriter (Ratatouille, Gnomeo and Juliette) and David Klotz as a music editor for television (Glee, Game of Thrones).

The band's live shows come to life with the talents of Johnny Joyner (Aberdeen) on Guitars, Ginny Pitchford on Keyboards, Jason Crawford (Grey Does Matter) on Bass and John Broeckel (Little Red Lung) on Drums.
fonda discography
Sell Your Memories · CD/LP 2013 Minty Fresh
Fonda approach pop music's most celebrated subjects (sad love songs, dreamy crush stories and bittersweet break-ups) with a colorful, blissed-out, reverbed drenched kaleidoscopic wall of sound.


Better Days · iTunes · CD/EP 2011 Minty Fresh
Fonda's brand of Technicolor, 60's style indie-pop filtered through the lens of 90's-era My Bloody Valentine. Tremolo guitars abound on this new, 5 song EP.


Catching Up To the Future · iTunes · CD 2003 Hidden Agenda Records
Long awaited third album fuses noisy shoegaze with classy pop hooks. Features the track "Electric Guitars."


The Strange and the Familiar · iTunes · CD 2001 Hidden Agenda Records
A gorgeous collision of melodic indie-pop & gracious, dreampop sonics punctuated by angelic vocals. Fonda's 2nd full length spans the pop spectrum: 60's girl group, Phil Spector's wall of sound & noisy shoegaze.


Summer Land / People and Stars · 7" 2001 Planting Seeds Records
Two songs from "The Strange and the Familiar" released in advance of the album.


The Invisible Girl · iTunes · CD 1999 Top Quality Records
Fonda's 1st full-length is the soundtrack to a rainy day filled with sad break-ups, dreamy crush stories and lonely trips to outer space. Angular bursts of pop, spangled-up melodies, and layers of chiming guitars highlight Emily's cool, airy vocals.


Music For Beginners EP · iTunes · CD-EP 1998 Top Quality Records
FONDA's first ever 5-song release features the Farfisa groove of Exit Five and the Breezy pop tune, Crazy Love.
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