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Sonny & The Sunsets / Antenna To The Afterworld
Album:Antenna To The Afterworld Collection:General
Artist:Sonny & The Sunsets Added:06/2013
Label:Polyvinyl Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-07-28 Pull Date:2013-09-29 
Week Ending:29 Sep22 Sep15 Sep8 Sep1 Sep25 Aug18 Aug11 Aug
Airplays:24122546

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 07 Jan 20:Telepathic Juan
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4.Fri, 04 Sep 15:Telepathic Juan
Two Boxes Of Magnetized Toner B
2.Thu, 05 Sep 19:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the Bone Yard
5.Mon, 13 Jul 15:Telepathic Juan
In The Year 1000, 8000: Summer School (Session 2)
3.Thu, 15 Aug 19:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the Bone Yard
6.Fri, 27 Feb 15:DJ Away
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Album Review
george lu
Reviewed 2013-07-19 
Sonny and the Sunsets, ninth album from SF folk/rock/pop artist. Pretty and approachable album. Synths in every track; wistful atmosphere. Most songs are narrative, about love, uncertainty, end of the world, etc. Not lo-fi stuff, lots of soaring synths and spoken word conversations. Good stuff that cuts across a range of indie rock, folk, 50s rock, indie pop, surf, post punk


I like 9, 11, 10, 7, 2, 6
FCC 3 and 5
1. 5:09 Bits of synth and prog; continuous slightly cloudy, synth-full beat; catchy, not overdone; reverby chill vocals
2. 3:47* Folk; narrative; a richer John Vanderslice? ; wistful, sunset feel; a bit of M+F dialogue in the middle
3. 3:11 FCC!!!!! "fucked up"; strummy beat, arching two note synths
4. 4:07 Acoustic mumbling, folk; melancholy; builds into a full swaying, sad campfire song
5. 3:25 FCC!!!!! "pussy"; surf-y guitar intro; cool mellowed-out 50s or 60s pop vocals; floating synth noodling
6. 3:36* grim droning synth; guitar blips; post-punk instrumentals; dylan-style inflected-talking vocals; restrained bowie?
7. 1:17* fast frentic guitar; could be punk intro if heavier; arpeggio synths give a western feel; could be a Thee Headcoats track?
8. 2:23 60s psych guitars; rock and roll vocals;
9. 2:17* start and stop surf; very poppy; "I see the void" with cool female backing vocals
10. 2:17* peppy; some high falsetto wordless vocals; outer space synth; exuberant; a bit of a tropical party feel
11. 4:22* chill guitars; spoken F + M conversation; song about being an alien; more dylan-esque vocals, like 6; super wistful, pretty outro synth; very dramatic and produced

Track Listing
1.Dark Corners 6.Girl On The Street
2.Mutilator 7.Death Scene
3.Palmreader 8.Primitive
4.Path Of Orbit 9.Void
5.Natural Acts 10.Earth Girl
 11.Green Blood