Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Sonny & The Sunsets - Dark Corners

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There's a very good reason why Californian indie/garage band Sonny & The Sunsets have called their forthcoming new album 'Antenna To The Afterworld'. Sadly a friend of one of the band was murdered, which naturally led to not only grief but thoughts of what happens next, and so Sonny Smith visited a medium who was allegedly able to bring Smith into contact with another friend who'd passed. These experiences, the emotions, the actions, the results, all went on to inform the writing of the record, set for release on June 11th.

The subject matter isn't immediately apparent on the album's first single, the chilled surf-rock of 'Dark Corners', and we can probably expect the subject to be tackled in a more straightforward manner on other songs. This song is as much about attempting to find his place in the real world, whatever that may be. The lyrics repeat "I can't wait to find my little place in the real world". Is this existential crisis time for Sonny & The Sunsets? Given the circumstances surrounding the album's creation it could well be, but it's sure to be an interesting exploration.

Sonny & The Sunsets' website

Pre-order the album

Catch them live:

May 17 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
Jun 13 The Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Jun 14 Knitting Factory (Northside Festival), Brooklyn, NY
Jun 16 The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 17 Mahalls 20 Lanes, Lakewood, OH
Jun 19 Radio Radio, Indianapolis, IN
Jun 20 The Lager House, Detroit, MI
Jun 21 Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL

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