Sonny & The Sunsets / Talent Night At The Ashram
Album: Talent Night At The Ashram   Collection:General
Artist:Sonny & The Sunsets   Added:Feb 2015
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-02-27 Pull Date: 2015-05-01
Week Ending: May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12 Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15
Airplays: 3 2 5 5 4 3 4 9

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 09, 2017: Homeroom
Secret Plot
4. Jun 26, 2015: Time Traveler
The Application
2. May 20, 2016: A Visit From Drum
Cheap Extensions
5. May 26, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [SPQ06]
Alice Leaves For The Mountains
3. Dec 17, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Best of 2015 [FQ1511-1]
Cheap Extensions
6. Apr 30, 2015: Meow
The Application

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2015-02-26
What are Sonny and the Sunsets? Weirdo nostalgics, folkie crooners, patient storytellers, weirdo sound-effects tinkerers... There's a little of everything here, just a beautiful album, for old fans and new. [in brackets, some of the explanations from Sonny from his show last week]. FCCs on 6 (which you can bleep out with not much effort) and 10.

1. (04:36) *** [about filling about applications, and how it's tedious] Beach Boys-ish close harmony bookending, easygoing singalong with fun repetition.
2. (04:30) ******** Fiddle, into dancier beat. AMAZING HOOK. Krauty and dancey, with a bit of Kinksy overdubbing. Inventive, fun, just an amazing track.
3. (01:43) **** [going to a house, and all the women from there are living inside] Slinky organ, bouncey with nice change-ups (sounds kinda like The Intelligence) and a sudden close.
4. (03:19) *** Swaying, sad, pretty. Folky croon.
5. (03:13) *** Sunshiney fuzzed guitar, wistful singing with double-tracked vox.
6. [FCC - just one, a "shit" at exactly 4:26 left, in phrase "Shannon, who outworks everyone, but always messes shit up"] (07:12) ****** [health food stores are one of the best things we have today] Just a great, weird, wonderful song. "It's a natural health food store" chant. Ends with weird dialogue with Sonny and his ex-girlfriend (or is a dog) swimming in beer. Just fantastic.
7. (02:34) *** Warp-o sound-effects, plodding spy-organ, moody story-song, mysterious and pained.
8. (02:13) **** Sunshine folk! Tambourines and bright tones!
9. (03:00) **** Delicate folkie flutes, sad song about a sad girl...
10. [fcc - "fuck"] **** (03:12) [about occupy... and i forget what else he said]. Unique, baroque tones, with heavy fuzzy bass...

Track Listing
1. The Application   6. Happy Carrot Health Food Store
2. Cheap Extensions   7. Blot Out The Sun
3. The Secluded Estate   8. Baby Jokin
4. Talent Night At The Ashram   9. Icelenes Loss
5. Alice Leaves For The Mountains   10. Secret Plot