May 23, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Tunes

Here you have a Finnish band made up of the cream of the crop of Finland's power pop best, and yet all rounded up and put together by American bassist Rikki London -- The Tunes. He put them together for a George Harrison tribute and the band stuck together and put out one of 2005's best power pop albums, Bright Yellow Sun. The song here, "Valerie" is not a cover of The Monkees, but rahter an outstanding original that echoes the sixties sounds of The Monkees, The Zombies and The Turtles.

The Tunes -- Valerie