The San Franscisco garage-rock scene is the focus of a new compilation curated by Sonny and the Sunsets’ Sonny Smith. I Need You Bad highlights the city’s current scene, plus… More »


See Sonny & the Sunsets Spill ‘Green Blood’ in Animated Intergalactic Love Saga

Sonny & the Sunsets paint a world both gritty and romantic, a bit like their hometown of San Francisco. In the garage-pop band’s new video for “Green Blood,” the lyrical illustrations… More »

Watch Sonny and the Sunsets’ Blood-Soaked ‘Palmreader’ Video

Sonny Smith lets the body parts and blood fly in the just-unveiled video for “Palmreader,” a shaggy single featured on Sonny and the Sunsets’ upcoming Antenna to the Afterworld LP. The R-rated… More »

Sonny and the Sunsets, ‘Longtime Companion’ (Polyvinyl)

Laced with rueful humor, Sonny Smith’s low-key garage rock takes charming country detour. … More »


Sonny and the Sunsets, ‘Hit After Hit’ (Fat Possum)

Sonny Smith sings like he just fell out of bed, and his Sunsets follow suit with cheerfully casual garage rock that mixes surf, punk, soul, and ’50s teen pop, yet… More »

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

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… More »