It seems like it was just a day or two ago that I was marvelling at Sonny Smith's 100 Records project, in which the Bay Area artist invented 100 garage bands and furnished each with a single, including art work. Well, he's got another album called Hit After Hit out now on Fat Possum, which is more conventional (no made up bands) but just as good. I reviewed it for today's Blurt.
“Smith has a knack for tossing off beautifully constructed songs with a casual shrug, and shrouding striking melodies with a shambling, rumpled finish. If you envision a very well-made tweed jacket from, say, 1963, that has been tossed and tumbled and left in the dust, you can get a pretty good idea of the combination of excellence and dishevelment.”
You can stream the whole album here.
Or download an mp3 of “I Wanna Do It” from Brooklyn Vegan