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    • Morrissey Shares New Song “Spent the Day in Bed,” Confirms Album Details
      Morrissey is releasing a new album, Low in High School, on November 17 via BMG and his own new label, Etienne. Now he has shared the album's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed." 
    • Justice Share Strange New NSFW “Pleasure (Live)” Video About Conception
      French electronic music duo Justice released their third album, Woman, last November via Ed Banger/Because Music. Now they have shared a video for a new version of Woman track "Pleasure."
    • Weaves Share Video for New Political Song “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq)
      Canada's Weaves are releasing a new album, Wide Open, on October 6 via Kanine in the U.S. (and Buzz Records in Canada and Memphis Industries in the rest of the world). Previously we shared its first single, "#53." Now they have shared another song from the album, the politically motivated "Scream," via a video for the song. 
    • Watch Kids Destroy a Trump Piñata in Downtown Boys’ “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” Video
      Downtown Boys recently released a new album, Cost of Living, via Sub Pop. It's the political punk band's third album and their first for the iconic Seattle label. Now they have shared a video for "Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)."
    • TORRES Shares Dark and Creepy Video for New Song “Helen in the Woods”
      TORRES (aka MacKenzie Scott) is releasing a new album, Three Futures, on September 29 via 4AD (her first for the label). She has already shared videos for "Skim" (it was our #1 Song of the Week) and title track "Three Futures" (it was also our #1 Song of the Week). Now she has shared a third song from the album, "Helen in the Woods, […]
    • Ride on “Weather Diaries”
      Timing is everything. Seminal early '90s U.K. group Ride broke up prior to the release of its—at the time—final album, 1996's Tarantula. Much was made of this split, marking it as acrimonious, when in reality it only lasted a few weeks with the members returning to each other quickly, albeit as friends, not band mates. 
    • Watch a Posthumous Leonard Cohen Video for “Leaving the Table”
      Legendary singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen passed away last November, but a few weeks before his death he released his last album, his 14th, You Want It Darker, which was produced by his son Andy Cohen. Now a video for You Want It Darker track "Leaving the Table" has been shared. 
    • Perfume Genius Shares “Wreath” Video Featuring Dance Contest Participants
      Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) released a new album, No Shape, back in May via Matador. Now he has shared a video for "Wreath" that is made up of footage shot by fans of them dancing and singing along to the song. A press release states:  "Mike has said the song is partly about feeling betrayed by his physical body and wanting to be freed f […]
    • Strange Peace
      Like II, the third entry from METZ makes no compromises. The Canadian hardcore trio have an uncanny knack for capturing lightning in a bottle. Their sound lays the ferocity and unrelenting power of their live shows onto tape. To sacrifice that for more expansive, appeasing sounds would be to give up what makes METZ, METZ.
    • The Big Sick
      Who’d have thought comas and the prospect of being cast out of your family forever could be so funny, or so romantic? 
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    • Premiere: Sailor & I - 'Only Love Can Save Us' September 19, 2017
      Swedish electronic artist with a melodic touch...Sailor & I is a vessel for the electronic ruminations of Swedish musician Alexander Sjödin. An inquisitive soul, his continual probing has led him to release the superb LP 'The Invention Of Loneliness'. A deluxe version is incoming, complete with material fans probably have not encountered before […]
    • Premiere: Boyfromthecrowd - 'Hitch That Ride' September 19, 2017
      Debauched rock 'n' roll with a destructive streak...Boyfromthecrowd started as a long-held dream. French musician Vinny Piana worked as a touring guitarist for years, but always nurtured his own ambitions. Eventually, a group of his own fell into place. And it's quite the group, too: Boyfromthecrowd make debauched rock 'n' roll, fore […]
    • Perfume Genius Held A Dance Contest And The Results Are Wonderful September 19, 2017
      Watch new video 'Wreath' now...Perfume Genius decided to host a dance contest earlier this year. Fans, onlookers, and the mildly curious were invited to film themselves dancing to a segment of his song 'Wreath', and send him the results. Perfume Genius has posted a handful of the submissions online, and they've made for fantastic wat […]
    • Kiran Leonard Explores Faith And Doubt On 'Living With Your Ailments' September 19, 2017
      Watch the beautiful new video...Last year Kiran Leonard travelled to Portugal to witness a remarkable event. The Pope took part in an event to mark the centenary of the Marian apparitions, and he led the canonisation of two of the shepherd children the Virgin Mary is held by some to have appeared before, Francisco and Jacinta de Jesus Marto. Taking photos, K […]
    • No, The North Doesn't Just Listen To Landfill Indie September 19, 2017
      And the South enjoys its fair share of appalling music...When the winner of this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize was announced there was little surprise that it came from London. After all, the metropolis dominated the shortlist, with South London in particular asserting a kind of creative stranglehold on the final countdown. But, as Clash commented at the time […]
    • Listen: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Little Thing Gone Wild' September 19, 2017
      Check it out now...Gone Wild San Francisco rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return with new song ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ – tune in now. The song is the first output from their new record ‘Wrong Creatures’ due out in January 2018. First, however, the band embark on an extensive UK tour next month. ‘Little Thing Gone Wild’ is the classic cacophony of gnarl […]
    • Premiere: Sweaty Palms - 'Queer Fatwa' September 19, 2017
      Dark post-punk from Glasgow...Sweaty Palms hail from Glasgow, a city with a seedy underbelly. The band seem to take this barely restrained aggression and channel it in their music, a dank, black-clad vision of post-punk bedlam. Antecedants could include everyone from The Fall to 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster, a sound that is both violent and hilarious. Debut […]
    • Superfood - Bambino September 19, 2017
      A strutting dollop of funky indie-pop indulgence...Losing a band member has historically sparked chaos for many a well-seasoned band. Like Blur without Graham Coxon or the Red Hot Chili Peppers in the years after John Frusciante departed, their respective band’s output noticeably dipped and missed that vital spark that gave the bands their core identity. Thr […]
    • Jordan Rakei - Wallflower September 19, 2017
      A confident artistic expression from a talent in bloom...New Zealand’s Jordan Rakei has enjoyed a rapid ascension into the spotlight since he first moved to London in 2015. Having released debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room’ in 2013 from the confines of his Brisbane bedroom studio, he began to garner an influential following. Moving to the UK to widen his creative ho […]
    • A Rhythmic Rebellion: Clash Meets THEY. September 19, 2017
      "We don’t chase trends, because we want longevity..."An alternative to artists who follow the industry blueprint, churning out the “same old shit” on a conveyor belt, the ethos of THEY. (producer Dante Jones and vocalist Drew Love) is underscored by an unruly ambition to never sate but always challenge the status quo. “We don’t chase trends, becaus […]
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    • Sawdust City Music Festival July 27, 2017
      The inaugural Sawdust City Music Festival takes over Gravenhurst, Ontario this August long weekend. Running from August 4th – 6th the festival features performances from a plethora of talented artists from the area and all over Canada. Whether you want to check out the Muskoka music scene or experience the Jim Cuddy Family Band perform [...] Sawdust City Mus […]
    • Interview: Danko Jones July 21, 2017
      We sat down with John Calabrese, bassist of Danko Jones to talk about the band's impressive 20+ year career, most memorable moments and their newest album Wild Cat.  Interview: Danko Jones by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Kid Koala July 20, 2017
      Kid Koala chats with us about his chaotic party show Vinyl Vaudeville, his new album Music To Draw To: Satellite and working on . Interview: Kid Koala by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra July 19, 2017
      A Toronto music staple Lemon Bucket Orkestra had humble origins as buskers in Kensington Market, the band’s ringleader Mark Marczyk spoke to the Chart Attack team about the evolution of LBO and their drive to keep performing live for (and with) their ever-growing audiences. The Lemon Bucket Orkestra by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: Mix Master Mike July 17, 2017
      Mix Master Mike put on an epic show in Quebec City on Friday and again in Toronto last night. We chatted with him about his tour with Metallica and his new Virtual Reality work. Interview: Mix Master Mike by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: The Dirty Nil July 14, 2017
      The Dirty Nil played one of their biggest shows in Canada yesterday. We caught up with the band just before the show to talk about opening for The Who, touring and Minimum R&B. Interview: The Dirty Nil by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Interview: A Tribe Called Red July 13, 2017
      A Tribe Called Red played their biggest show in Quebec yesterday at Festival d'été de Québec. We caught up with Bear Witness just prior to the festival to talk about We are the Halluci Nation. Interview: A Tribe Called Red by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • FEQ in 2 Days! July 4, 2017
      Celebrating their 50th year this summer,  Festival d'été de Québec is throwing an epic bash from July 6th to July 16th. FEQ in 2 Days! by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt June 30, 2017
      The unconventional songwriter has been making waves with the release of his fourth album. Album Review: Prairie Cat’s Is Cary Pratt by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.
    • REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) June 17, 2017
      Wednesday, June 14th at the Horseshoe Tavern: dance-punk at its finest REVIEW: !!! (ChkChkChk) by Chart Attack | Chart Attack.

Best Albums of 2016: Charlie Faye and the Fayettes – Charlie Faye and the Fayettes

Posted by falconi5 on July 28, 2016


Charlie Faye and the Fayettes – Charlie Faye and the Fayettes (Rating 3.5 out of 5)

charliefayeThere is not a lot of thinking you need to do to enjoy this retro to the extreme, girl group fun fest, do the watusi self-titled album from Charlie Faye and the Fayettes. From the beginning strains of “Green Light” you are taken back to a simpler time when music was made for the pure joy of moving your feet and swaying to the beat.

Most of the girl groups are represented here with the trio of Charlie Faye, Betty Soo, and Akina Adderly pulling off a groove that comes across more cool than campy, and more channeling than copying. At one moment Supremes are dancing on top of your speakers, and the next your are listening to The Ronettes complete with a mini wall of sound courtesy of “Coming Round the Bend.”

For more current comparisons, you can hear more than of a whiff of the Go Go’s on songs like “Delayed Reaction”, but for the most these boots are made for walkin’ with the sixties female singers and girl groups lining up to be played on Austin Powers’ jukebox. Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, and Leslie Gore all seem to bunny hop across your speakers, and it is all groovy.

Your IQ won’t go up by listening to this record that times in at a bit over 30 minutes, but you just might have a little fun.  And at the end of the day isn’t that just what music is all about.

 

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