Posted in music | tour dates on April 13, 2011

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Sonny and the Sunsets - I Wanna Do It (MP3)

Sonny and the Sunsets

Sonny and the Sunsets released their new album, Hit After Hit, this week on Fat Possum. You can download "I Wanna Do It" at the top of this post and stream the album in its entirety over at Spinner. Unlike last year's laid back and folky Too Young to Burn, the new album is more of a party --inspired by '60s pop and garage. Opening track "She Plays Yo-Yo with My Mind" cribs liberally from The Standells' "Dirty Water."

At least a couple of the songs on Hit After Hit (including "I Wanna Do It") are reworked versions of songs written for Smith's 100 Records project which you might have caught at the late Cinders Gallery last summer. Embued with Smith's (and fellow Sunset Kelley Stoltz) encyclopedic knowledge of pop and his wry sense of humor, Hit After Hit's a great little record.

Sonny and the Sunsets will be here in July, playing Mercury Lounge on 7/29 (tickets are on-sale Friday [4/15]) and Glasslands on 7/30. All upcoming tour dates are after the jump.

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Sonny and the Sunsets -- songs from Hit After Hit live

Sonny & The Sunsets from Scott McDowell on Vimeo.

Sonny and the Sunsets - 2011 Tour Dates
06/04 Sonoma, CA Huichica Festival @ Gundlach
06/22 - 06/25 Calgary, ALB @ Sled Island Festival
06/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf Cabaret *
07/29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
07/30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
08/05 - 08/07 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

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Comments (10)

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Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 1:53 PM

Like these dudes -- good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:09 PM

hell yeah

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 2:59 PM

A post about Sonny and the Sunsets is definitely a good place to advertise Black Eyed Peas tickets - thanks Bro!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:08 PM

cool, another "sun & beach" band. can't get enough

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:27 PM

Kelley Stoltz's solo stuff is also very good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 3:55 PM

Not so bad. Is ok.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2011 4:08 PM

buffalo

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 9:40 AM

This is pretty good live music. Will check them out at Glasslands.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 14, 2011 10:25 AM

kelley stoltz's solo stuff is even better than Sonny

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2011 12:42 PM

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