Tune du Jour: The Foetals – “Fine”

I was attracted to “Fine” by this capsule review in Stereogum:

“The Foetals’ debut single “Fine” straddles the line between bleary, blown-out garage rock and sunny, tailored ’60s pop with particular finesse.”

I like that notion, since everything old is new again and then old again before it’s new again –with another layer or two added each round.

The Manchester, UK-based project is headed by Jolan Lewis who describes the album, “Meet the Foetals” as an attempt to “find a middle ground between perfect 60’s pop records and the inept DIY sound of American private press LPs”.

Fair enough. I’ll just call it fun and smart retro.

“Meet the Foetals” is due out in October from Stockholm’s PNKSLM (Punk Slime).

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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 this Soundcloud playlist.



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