Sonny & The Sunsets / Moods Baby Moods
Album: Moods Baby Moods   Collection:General
Artist:Sonny & The Sunsets   Added:May 2016
Label:Polyvinyl Record Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-05-29 Pull Date: 2016-07-31
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 17 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 3 2 2 1 1 3 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 27, 2016: Magnetized Toner: Best Of 2016 Part 1
4. Jul 30, 2016: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
2. Aug 02, 2016: Magnetized Toner: Summer Mix 2 (All Formats)
Well But Strangely Hung Man
5. Jul 26, 2016: Magnetized Toner: Summer Mix 1 (All Formats)
Dead Meat On The Beach
3. Jul 30, 2016: Goggles Optional
6. Jul 11, 2016: EVerything A to Z week 49
White Cops On Trial

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2016-05-29
Folk-rock-weirdos Sonny & The Sunsets team up with producer Merrill Garbus (tUnEyArDs) and it's a weird and wonderful soundscape-- drum machines and dinky synths and bright Sonic-the-hedgehog colors, confetti in midi form, an '80s funk dance party for all your favorite animated clip art. Backup vocals by Hannah Lew (Grass Widow/Cold Beat); it's pure dense weirdness and fun. FCCs on 2 and 12.

1. (2:22) ****** Sequel/remake of original Death Cream song, from a dozen albums ago. But more drum machines. Leisurely story + oppressive head-rocking cataclysm chorus. Last 50 seconds, becomes more of a cowboy song + pained monologue... surprising sudden ending
2. (3:34) ****** Plasticky squeaky funk, relaxed groove + balloon animal trumpets. "Moods Baby Moods" chorus, all so relaxed.
3. (5:18) [FCC: "fuck" + "shit", but only in skit, in last forty-five seconds] **** Collapsing drum machine, ethereal internet waves, slow build over weird proggy instruments "MODERN AGE, MODERN AGE"... blissy and swaying, repeating, eventually breaking down. Last :45 seconds is a skit, (with FCCs!)
4. (4:17) ***** Discoey, cyborgey, full of glassy and shimmery surfaces. Midtempo groove. Minor and cool and rambling.
5. (3:08) ****** Bass-heavy, driving, cool kraut groove, kinda Velvety, disaffected fem vox backup, buzzes and clapping, builds back to bright dense fun close
6. (2:39) ***** Post-punky Liliputty "REJECTS" dissonant chorus, funky uptempo
7. (2:52) ****** Bright sparkly, weird funky sounds-- it's about white cops on trial, being let off by insane juries. Absurdly elbowing drum-machines everywhere. Madness. And weirdly happy. Ends with freak-out, and then a short Muzak ballroom explosion.
8. (4:10) ***** Slow, sneery, simmering. Shaky maracas, a build... a build... chorus more relaxed, "see you later..." Ends in bliss
9. (2:35) **** Warpy oscillators, "you gave me..." singalong, folky and slow.
10. (2:47) Sunshiney, slow, stompy drums and blissy sounds. " a little love" Simple and sweet
11. (3:28) **** Mild nightmare, dense and scary. Midtempo, clouds of worry
12. (4:16) [FCC: "love and shit"] ****** Beepy and desperately cool, midtempo new wave, at a moment of epiphany and truth, colorful and bright and neon and love everywhere

Track Listing
1. Death Cream, Pt. 2 "Watch Out For The Cream"   7. White Cops On Trial
2. Moods   8. Check Out
3. Modern Age   9. Needs
4. Well But Strangely Hung Man   10. My Little Death
5. Nightmares   11. Dead Meat On The Beach
6. Reject Of The Lowest Planet   12. The Hospital Grounds At Night