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Talent Night At The Ashram Limited Red 180gram Vinyl LP + Download


Release Date: 23 March 2015

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Polyvinyl Records


SONNY AND THE SUNSETS Talent Night At The Ashram Limited Red 180gram Vinyl LP + Download

Initially envisioned as a film project, each song on Talent Night at the Ashram was originally a short film that, when strung together, formed a feature-length movie. Equal parts Fellini and Os Mutantes, it is cinematic in its storytelling and kaleidoscopic in its mixing and merging of musical genres. ‘60s folk, electric sitars, flutes, and myriad other sounds help accentuate tales of professional bowlers in desperate need of a strike (“Icelene’s Loss”), a mansion that houses every woman Smith has ever known (“The Secluded Estate”), and Occupy meetings ending in bad love (“Secret Plot to Destroy the Underground”). Recording was a communal effort mostly done at Smith’s home on this tape machine with musicians such as Shayde Sartin (The Fresh & Onlys), Garret Goddard (King Tuff), Kelley Stoltz, Rusty Miller, Ian McBrayer, and more. Talent Night at the Ashram finds Smith once again securing his status as one of today’s most arrestingly inventive songwriters. “Sonny Smith’s endlessly prolific San Francisco psychpop band Sonny And The Sunsets crank out loopy, fun, lofi tunes at scary rates” - Stereogum

Featured Tracks:
1. The Application
2. Cheap Extensions
3. The Secluded Estate
4. Talent Night at the Ashram
5. Alice Leaves for the Mountains
6. Happy Carrot Health Food Store
7. Blot Out the Sun
8. Baby Jokin
9. Icelene's Loss
10. Secret Plot