|credit: Julie W.|
Opening for the exploding Best Coast's first San Francisco headlining show (I had caught them earlier in the year opening for Vivian Girls...stay tuned for that show) was Sonny and the Sunsets, fronted by Sonny Smith, who has more melody and garage pop hits in his little finger than most cities have in their population. This is the guy responsible for the '100 Records' project...create 100 imaginary artists, each with their own single and artwork.
|Kelley Stoltz and the cat-kit|
In any event, it was the second time that I had caught the Sunsets, and they didn't disappoint. Two new songs (Reflections On Youth, I Wanna Do) are featured in this set, which was chock-full of unreleased gems like 'Teenage Thugs'...hie on over to the Daytrotter Sessions site to check out some of the tracks that haven't yet made it onto their new album Tommorrow Is Alright. The tunes are sticking to my head like glue, helped out by having tomzero also capturing some of the magic inside the Great American.
Recording details after the jump...