Half a century from its first golden age, Austin soul pop trio Charlie Faye & The Fayettes is bringing the ’60s “girl group” energy back to a new prime. With Akina Adderley and Betty Soo backing up the eponymous frontwoman, The Fayettes combine modern production and vintage pop, while appropriating the female vocalist aesthetic in a lyrically empowering way.
Next Friday Charlie Faye & The Fayettes share their sophomore album, The Whole Shebang, featuring twelve new originals from Faye that send retro sounds straight to the forefront. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes join us in Studio 1A next Thursday on Eklektikos and The Whole Shebang release show is Friday the 8th at the Continental Club. You’ve heard the lead single, “Don’t Need No Baby” on KUTX, so here’s another glimpse at these dozen new tunes: “Night People”!