Perhaps that’ll change once his
band’s debut, You Dig The Tunnel, I’ll Hide The Soil, starts
circulating stateside. It’s an old-fashioned post-punk record that
echoes the classic British bands of yore. “We like the trebly sound
on the guitar,” Fineberg says. “And I play the bass, but I like
to have a more trebly sound on the bass, because I think you get more
clarity in the notes.” The angular “Hypnotise Terrible Eyes”
sounds like an early Smiths outtake, the jangly “So So Happy
Making” could be mistaken for Orange Juice, and the album’s woozy
lead track is called “Crocodile,” sharing its name with an Echo &
the Bunnymen album.
to deny that we’re massive Echo & the Bunnymen fans, massive
Orange Juice fans.”
If this particular sound doesn’t work
out, the band can always heed a classic post-punk slogan—one that’s
referenced, of course, in their lyrics: Rip it up and start again.