Tune du Jour: Clearance – “You’ve Been Pre-Approved”

I’m happy to disclose my occasional modus operandi when hunting for Tune du Jour recommendations on SoundCloud: allowing myself to easily lured by names and cover illustrations. Today’s serves as a perfect example.

I was first attracted to “You’ve Been Pre-Approved” by Clearance, the first single from the this Chicago lo-fi band’s upcoming debut album “Rapid Rewards”, by its name. And then by its album cover. The result? This catchy tune by a band I didn’t even know existed a few hours ago which has lodged an earworm deep into my cranium. (It kinda tickles, too.)


Check ‘em out on SoundCloud, Bandcamp and Facebook. “Rapid Rewards” is due out on in September on Unsatisfied Records.


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 selections from June on Soundcloud.


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