Not long ago, SONNY SMITH (SONNY & THE SUNSETS) survived a near-drowning off the coast of Northern California. The experience affected him profoundly and led to a wealth of output including a play, a novel, and a stack of songs. Sonny's critically acclaimed 100 Records project is itself a direct product of Sonny's fight with the sea. A novel he began, Adelard the Drowned, broke into 100 pieces. Four of those pieces come as songs on this 7-inch EP, each bound to the next by a twisted braid of water and death. Through the fog and the haze, however, there lies in these songs a shared sense of redemption, transformation, or reawakening. Featuring appearances by HEIDI and GRACE of THE SANDWITCHES and a long-lost band called THE TRANSIENTS, this record features Sonny's songwriting at its strongest, staring death in the face. Perhaps, this is in part why the ocean gave him back. Recorded in San Francisco and mastered by PAUL OLDHAM, each record includes a comic book, four full-color covers, and a high-quality digital drownload.
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This album is freakishly good. I mean, I'm used to good stuff from Sonny Smith / Sonny & the Sunsets, but damn... so real and tuneful and full of treats of sound. As for my favorite track, it's a tough call between at least five of them (including "Waiting," "City Life," "Pink Cake," "How to Make a Ceramic Dog," and "Androids"), but I'll pick "Sit-ups" for now. dianasenechal