Spector - The Fontaine Toups - TFT
Label: Teenbeat - TEENBEAT 372 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
Previous, Next. The Fontaine Toups now T. If you ever saw the indie-rock powerhouse known as Versus, then you saw Ms. Fontaine Toups. She's the "chick factor" in the band, the super-cool bass player and singer who had some serious stage moves, languorous bass lines, and a smoky-sweet voice to die for. Versus made five albums, toured the states and Europe, and conquered pretty much everything an indie band could conquer. Since her Versus-mate Richard Baluyut moved out West, Fontaine started her own band Spector - The Fontaine Toups - TFT in her hometown of ever-trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
So what is her new band, The Fontaine Toups, all about? She says: "It's not Versus, it's not Containe. The most important part of this project is that I'm doing it my way. I'm the leader, Sea Of Fear - Amulet - Amulet it's challenging.
I don't have someone else telling me what I should be doing. They're currently recording their debut album in Brooklyn, and while they don't Spector - The Fontaine Toups - TFT like any of these folks, they've acknowledged being influenced by 4AD Records, Phil Spector, Brazillian music, shoegazing giants like My Bloody Valentine, and of course, the Brit invasion titans Who, Beatles, et cetera. The band has morphed a bit since then, but now it's Ms.
Their debut album, The Fontaine Toups or T. She may have be reluctant to take charge at first, but she is settling into her role as leader quite comfortably: "This whole process seems to be a lot about me, being a woman in rock, doing it on my own," says Toups.
Normal women like myself.
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