Sonny & the Sunsets, 'Tomorrow Is Alright' (Fat Possum)

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Tomorrow Is Alright
Critical Mass
Label: Fat Possum

by Abigail Everdell

Fanciful whimsy and weary self-deprecation should be at odds, but Sonny Smith invokes them both with a shrug on his band's low-key garage-pop debut. Originally released on limited vinyl in 2009, Tomorrow Is Alright pairs the fireside wisdom of "Too Young to Burn" and done-in romanticism of "Strange Love," then veers to the campy sci-fi narrative of "Planet of Women" and wry sexual mythology of "The Houris," with its barnyard sing-along, finger snaps, and tinkling bells. Throughout, Smith evades preciousness on the strength of his modest, effortlessly charming melodies.

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