Roughly a year after the release of Fine Steps’ first LP, Boy’s Co., the Sacramento native foursome is back with a new 7”, All Day Long.
The upbeat jangle and surf-rock guitar is offset by singer Julian Elorduy’s deep vocal undercurrent, almost echoing Ian Curtis. The vocals and the extra jangle are what set this song apart from the rest of the Beach Fossils/DIIV/Surf Club type surf rock emerging these days. Plus, Fine Steps name has absolutely no reference to water sports.
Even cooler is Elorduy’s DIY music video for “All Day Long”, which he made on his dad’s old VHS camcorder. The video starts out looking kind of like an indie-rock version of the cursed video from The Ring. This image is debunked as soon as Elorduy starts rolling around on a backyard lawn in some sweet vintage-y duds. It’s somehow dorky, low-budget simple and super cool all at the same time.
The All Day Long 7” is now available for pre-order via Volar Records, and is also part of the label’s Strange Mutations Vol. 2 box set including singles from Cosmonauts, Lenz, and Teenage Burritos.
Catch Fine Steps live at Hemlock Tavern on May 23rd, with support from The Beets and Tiaras.
Fine Steps, the Beets, Tiaras
May 23, 2013