The new album by Sonny & The Sunsets, Hairdressers from Heaven, is available to pre-order via Rocks In Your Head Records!
Sonny Smith, from Sonny & The Sunsets, has formed a new music label called Rocks in Your Head Records. His latest album, and first for this label, will be Sonny & The Sunsets’ Hairdressers from Heaven. The album will be produced by James Mercer and Yuuki Matthews of the Shins
Hairdressers from Heaven. Can I tell you it’s the only record this label has put out I stand behind? It’s a mixtape. Different sounds, different musicians on here, recorded different places. Things got loose. Piano driven at times, drum machines, strange harmonies, it was made by instinct, very unconsciously, loose. I don’t know how Kelley came up with a circular Kraut-like bass line for Ghost Days but he did, or how on Someday I’d like to Be an Artist, we slowed the tape down and made a strange arpeggiated piano solo and then Dylan Edrich turned it into a Moondog like orchestral solo. Or for Man Without a Past we made a bongo bass instrumental song then perennial collab Rusty Miller put a synth bass on it later, then what- Bruce Ackley brought his saxophone to my apartment. Now it’s almost Sun Ra in vibe. Or longtime sunset Tahlia Harbour started singing about worms in the subways and cafes with cloves and berets, or James Mercer stepped in to produce and brought us into his back yard barn studio and harmonized on a country song about death and it became transcendent and kind of life affirming, or when co-producer Yuuki Matthews put a minimal dance bass over Shayde Sartin’s already punk bass on Drug Lake. The record is full of weird shit, like a complicated accident, I saw it happen, but I can’t say how. -Sonny Smith
Hairdressers from Heaven will be limited to only 1000 copies. Additionally, the first 100 copies will be pressed on black and white marble vinyl.
Pre-order Hairdressers from Heaven via bandcamp here.