Soft Abuse are never ones to let me down and though I've been searching around for this single for a few months, the wait has paid off in sweet tones of beach-pop goodness. Maybe its fate that it hit my speakers in the heat of August.

Sonny and the Sunsets – Love and Death 7"
Riding to the beach with Jonathan Richman in the sidecar and taking more than a few detours through 50's America, Sonny puts some kind of cheery face on getting through addiction. The accompanying comic
book tells the whole sordid tale of bottoming out, but the record seems to make everything go down much easier. A-side slow bopper "Death Cream" has a strange and morbid humor that's balanced by the sweet 50's pepper pop of drums and strums on the flip side sway "Strange Love". Sure these tracks have been trodden before, but somehow that doesn't make it any less sweet. Looks like there's an LP in the works also on Soft Abuse and with Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin involved you know its gotta be great.

[MP3] Sonny and the Sunsets - Death Cream

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