FRANCINE: King for a Day: CD

Finnish rock’n’roll with a full-bodied, highly produced and tenured pop rock sound. Distributed in the U.S. on Cargo, Francine has “Exported for Cargo” stamped all over their shipping crate (think Inch, Heavy Vegetable, and fluf). Has the look, feel, and sound of a borderline mainstream rock act that would be signed to an imprint and spun on KROQ to gauge reaction before releasing their sophomore effort on a major. Then they would stall because mega A&R guy misjudged the market and they sold 10,000 records to local college guys instead of 1,000,000 to a nation of screaming consumer units. 

 –thiringer (Wolverine)