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Sonny And The Sunsets - Antenna To The Afterworld download album

Sonny And The Sunsets - Antenna To The Afterworld download album
Performer:
Sonny And The Sunsets
Album:
Antenna To The Afterworld
Style:
Indie Pop
Released:
2013
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Antenna to the Afterworld by Sonny & The Sunsets, released 11 June 2013 1. dark corners 2. mutilator 3. palmreader 4. path of orbit 5. natural acts 6. girl on the street 7. death scene 8. primitive 9. void 10. earth girl 11. green blood Death? Afterworld? Android lovers dying in the streets bleeding green blood? Homeless girls? Dogs stranded here from other planets? What are Sonny & The Sunsets getting at on Antenna to the Afterworld, a fast-moving record of new wave synths and post punk beats? The murder of a close friend of the band led Smith to think a lot about death and life after.

On Antenna to the Afterworld, Sonny Smith marries an extensive narrative about outer space and alien life with ruminations on the deaths of two close friends. Over the jangling melody of "Girl on the Street", he pines over someone he's never spoken to, but who he stares at from a distance. In "Mutilator", he sings an awed love song about a sword swallower.

What are Sonny & The Sunsets getting at on Antenna to the Afterworld, a fast-moving record of new wave synths and post punk beats? The murder of a close friend of the band led Smith to think a lot about death and life after death. Shortly after, a visit to a psychic/medium brought Smith into contact with another friend who had died. This encounter with the afterworld inspired many of the lyrics on Sonny & the Sunsets' new record

Sonny and the Sunsets - Antenna to the Afterworld. Antenna to the Afterworld is mostly a straightforward blend of these elements. There are male/female vocal harmonies and conversations. There’s a love song to a flower-selling Girl on the Street, there are upbeat, catchy hooks paired with lyrics about feeling a Void, or rather a funny kind of sad joy – on that same track, there’s even the token ‘record someone talking about the song over the top of it’ tactic, as someone says I like that part! and proceeds. to sing along with the bassline

More By Sonny & The Sunsets. See All. The Hypnotist - EP.

Dealing with both the horrible murder of their friend Esme Barrera and Smith's psychic contact with another dead friend, the album dips into some deep emotions at times, as on the melancholy "Dark Corners" or the lovely, lo-fi doo wop ballad "Path of Orbit.

Album by Sonny and the Sunsets.

Sonny and The Sunsets leader Sonny Smith has worn dozens of different hats in his prolific music career, comfortably crafting tunes in the guise of a hundred different fictitious bands for a single project. Last year he put on a cowboy hat for the heartbroken alt-country set Longtime Companion, and the follow-up finds him donning a space helmet. Ostensibly a concept album about an alien invasion of earth, Antenna To The Afterworld explores the depths of mortality, more romantic troubles, and extreme otherness, all in a synth-drizzled garage pop package

Tracklist

A1 Dark Corners 5:08
A2 Mutilator 3:46
A3 Palmreader 3:10
A4 Path Of Orbit 4:07
A5 Natural Acts 3:25
B1 Girl On The Street 3:36
B2 Death Scene 1:16
B3 Primitive 2:23
B4 Void 2:16
B5 Earth Girl 2:17
B6 Green Blood 4:21

Notes

This is the regular edition on clear vinyl, as opposed to the Limited mail order only purple vinyl edition.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PRC-260 Sonny And The Sunsets Antenna To The Afterworld ‎(CD, Alb) Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-260 2013
PRC-260 Sonny & The Sunsets* Antenna To The Afterworld ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, Pur) Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-260 US 2013
PRC-260 Sonny And The Sunsets Antenna To The Afterworld ‎(LP, Ltd, TP) Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-260 US 2013
PRC-260 Sonny & The Sunsets* Antenna To The Afterworld ‎(Cass, Album) Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-260 US 2014
PRC-260 Sonny And The Sunsets Antenna To The Afterworld ‎(LP, Ltd, Pur) Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-260 US 2013