Song of the Day: The Foetals - Malted

Song of the Day, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
11/16/2015
Janice Headley
photo courtesy of the artist

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJ’s think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is “Malted” by The Foetals from the 2015 album Meet The Foetals, out December 4th on PNKSLM Recordings.

The Foetals - Malted (MP3)

On their Twitter page, The Foetals proclaim themselves the "greatest pop band," and while it's healthy to have a good self-esteem, it's probably more accurate to say they're influenced by the greats. You can definitely hear strains of The Beach Boys and The Beatles in their fuzzed out DIY sound.

The Foetals are actually just one guy: Jolan Lewis, frontman for The Pink Teens, Temple Songs, and Aldous RH, to name a few. Earlier this year, Lewis was diagnosed with cancer, putting The Pink Teens on hiatus as he went through chemotherapy. But, the songs kept coming, taking shape under this new name. His debut full-length, Meet The Foetals, was recorded in just two days in his own small studio outside of Manchester.

Meet The Foetals hits stores December 4th via PNKSLM Recordings. While you wait, be sure to follow the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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