February 24, 2011

New Sonny & The Sunsets: Hit After Hit

Everybody Taste regulars Sonny & The Sunsets have announced their second LP, Hit After Hit, due out April 12th on Fat Possum. The album features several cuts Sonny Smith composed for his 100 Records project, including "She Plays Yo-Yo With My Mind" and "The Bad Energy From LA Is Killing Me" by respective fictional groups Weed and Durango Dexter & The Dolphins. The album's title also shares the name of a track Smith wrote for his side project, Earth Girl Helen Brown. While it may be hard to keep up with Smith's interconnected grab bag approach to releasing music, what's clear is the quality of his craft: timeless 50s and 60s-inspired instrumentation, an effortlessly cool and nonchalant vocal delivery, and clever lyrics woven together by a thread of simplicity.

Sonny & The Sunsets - "I Wanna Do It" (from Hit After Hit)