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The Sun
Did Your Mother Tell You E.P.
Warner Brothers Records

It seems that every time I stick my right foot in and take my right foot out and shake it all about and turn myself around there is another great rock and roll band banging out of my speakers, demanding my un-broken attention. This time that new band is The Sun. And let me tell you what I know about them for certain. The Sun rocks hard.

"My Girlfriend's Best Friend" is an amazing introduction to a new band. Think The Hives even further hopped up on that magical amphetamine called youth. It's a rambunctious track, perfect pop song length and filled with guitars heady with an anxious energy. "Valentine" draws out a completely different side of the band, showcasing their musical diversity by blending the sounds of the newest wave of garage rock with the walls of guitar and feedback heaven of the 1990's shoegaze movement. This song is lushly sonic, with drums to absolutely die for, and guitars that Kevin Shields and Brian Futter would both be very proud to call their own. Changing the pace again on "Did Your Mother Tell You", The Sun goes right after the acoustic guitar, strumming along with self-assured promise. The drumming has a certain swing, and the haunting feedback that shows itself here and there makes for an interesting listen. And don't forget the B3 organs. Invoking the spirit of the late 60's psychedelic Syd Barrett on "Demons", the noisy pop of late 90's pre-garage-revival on "Justice", the high energy stomp of modern bands like The Strokes on "Sandy", and then wrapping up with the deeply personal lyrics of "Song For Your Daughter", this band has released an amazing preview of what I hope means much more to come.

The Sun is a band that sounds young, full of energy, and most certainly shining with promise. Anyone looking for the next thing that will undoubtedly cause a mini-revolution in the major label community should definitely sit up and take notice of this great band!

-Embo Blake

Track Listing:

1. My Girlfriend's Best Friend
2. Valentine
3. Did Your Mother Tell You
4. Demons
5. Justice
6. Sandy
7. Song for Your Daughter

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