Tune du Jour: Communions – “Summer’s Oath”

This one took me back 32 years, almost to the week, just seconds after I hit play. It was a beautiful early summer evening, warm, electric, standing with some 15,000 others at Blossom Music Center just outside of Cleveland, when A Flock of Seagulls took to the stage. We’d just graduated from high school the week before, I was on crutches nursing a prom injury, and AFOS was one of the biggest things in the world that week. It was the official launch of the rest of our lives.

I don’t remember anything that was running through my mind then, but I do know what wasn’t: the notion that I’d be sitting on a rooftop patio on an equally pleasant early summer evening 32 years later in Cali, Colombia, listening to a Danish quartet that would remind of A Flock of Seagulls just as a car full of teenagers drives by with their stereo blaring an odd remix of The Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry. Friends, that’s not a bad thing, I promise.

From the Communions self-title EP released on Tough Love Records earlier this month. Their website is here and Facebook page here.


Attention musicians, record label reps or fans: Got a suggestions for a Tune du Jour? I’d love to hear it.

Each weekday at noon Eastern Time Piran Café spotlights a new or recently released song from smaller or independent labels to our rapidly growing audience. Genre? None. So long as it’s good. Suggestions are most welcome and encouraged – do get in touch. Please include press info about the song /album /artist, and links to video, audio or both. The more info, the merrier.

CURRENT FOCUS: Since I’ll be based in Colombia through the latter half of August, I’d love to focus as much as I can during that time on new or emerging artists from South America. Obviously, exceptions will always be made. Just trying to keep it local. Thanks!

Catch up with last week’s picks here, and listen to the best of this month’s selections on Soundcloud.


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