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Eclecticismo total: Sonny and The Sunsets – Moods Baby Moods (Polyvinyl Records, 2016)

Si el eclecticismo puede reflejarse en algunas bandas del panorama Pop, una de ellas sería sin duda Sonny and The Sunsets, una entidad poliédrica y polifacética.

“On previous records, the Sunsets have plundered a wide spectrum of musical appropriation (garage-rock, forgotten AM radio fodder, Modern Lovers, late-era Clash, Doo-Wop, and the Velvet Underground, to name a few.) Mood Baby Moods follows suit, and on this outing we find the Sunsets, along with producer Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, repurposing early ‘80s funk and new wave with rap beats and collages from both sides of the ocean (be it Niles Rogers, Jah Wobble, The Gap Band, Orange Juice, Trans-era Neil Young or The Tom Tom Club.) These are songs that juxtapose the haze of today with a vibrant and colorful explosion of sounds and 180 degree turns” (Press)


19 julio, 2016 Posted by | Sonny and The Sunsets | Deja un comentario

Sonny and The Sunsets: She plays Yo-Yo with my mind (2011)


Sonny and The Sunsets son un cuarteto californiano que acaban de editar su último trabajo, Hit after hit, un disco de Flower-Pop en el que prima el hedonismo y una manera desenfadada de hacer las cosas, siempre bajo una clara influencia sesentera. Puedes descargar el tema directamente desde el enlace o escuchar sus temas desde su Facebook.

Sonny and The Sunsets – She plays Yo-Yo with my mind (2011)

“A band has to be either pretty confident or pretty playful to name their album Hit After Hit.  In the case of San Francisco’s Sonny And The Sunsets, who named their latest album just that, I suspect it is a little bit of both. Of course, I’d suggest that maybe they’ve earned the right to be a little confident in their songwriting.  After all, in the past couple of years alone, front-man Sonny Smith has outshined even the most prolific of songwriters by penning an excess of 200 original songs, and he sure sounds like he is having a hell of a good time while he is at it. Of the 11 songs on Hit After Hit – each is the type of bouncing, upbeat track that can put a smile on your face and a groove in your stride.  They are upbeat day at the beach grooves with roots that reach deep into the fertile soil of 60′s pop.  There are catchy hooks, wide-eyed wah-wah-wah harmonies, and all the straight-faced and sincerly upbeat lyrics you could ever hope for from a pop song.  Sure, Sonny and the Sunsets may be a key piece of San Francisco’s contemporary local music scene, but they could have just as easily fit in with the Beach Boys, the Safaris, Ronny & the Daytonas and/or Jan & Dean in the 1960s.  Music you listen to while driving your car along Highway 1 on a sunny day on your way to a beach party with friends” (

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31 mayo, 2011 Posted by | Sonny and The Sunsets | Deja un comentario


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