Elton John meets the E Street Band
Why You Should Care:
Aside from being a very charismatic lead singer, Shaun Fleming has an ear for retro-pop earworms. Fleming, now two albums removed from his days as the drummer for Foxygen, still carries the retro flag high. The uplifting saxophones, saloon-like piano lines, and 60s-pop vocals that permeate this song were originally slated for Diane Coffee’s third full-length album. But at some point, “the concept and direction of the album changed” according to Fleming in a press release. “I was suddenly left with several tracks that I loved but no longer fit the project."
Given the musical connections between his previous album and Peel, his latest two-track EP, it signals that while we can and should enjoy Diane Coffee’s musical niche that he has carved, one that channels the best of Bowie and Elton John, we should also be getting ready for what’s next. For now, though, you can enjoy Diane Coffee and Fleming’s captivating on-stage antics at DC9 on Tuesday, November 7. Peel is out now through Polyvinyl Records.