Aural Delights 232

PLAYLIST

  1. Total Victory – Triangulation Point – English Martyrs
  2. Umbrella Assassins – Get Lean – Get Lean
  3. The Moods – Joy – Joy
  4. Captain Black and Friends – The Void Gnashes Its Teeth – The Madman In The Attic
  5. Colour of Spring – Echoes – Echoes
  6. Danny Short – New Build – Form Your Opinion
  7. Sunshine & The Rain – I’m Not Your Girl – In the Darkness of My Night
  8. emonemogaymo – True Life – True Life/Trojan Horse
  9. House Mouse & Space Museum – The Soot Creature – The Soot Creature
  10. Hurtling – Feel It – Brixton HIllbilly Single 2
  11. Mankind – Three handfuls of dirt – Three handfuls of dirt
  12. Kidsmoke – And Mine Alone – Save Your Sorrow
  13. Total Victory – Gore Seer – English Martyrs
  14. Captain Black and Friends – Bad Taste In Boyfriend (feat. Nathalie Haley) – The Madman In The Attic
  15. My Vitriol – Rest Your Tired Head – The Secret Sessions
  16. Danny Short – January – Form Your Opinion
  17. Phew – Signal – Phew
  18. Mosley Bar – Two Apart – Royalties
  19. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Nothin’ Feels Right But Doin’ Wrong – Songs from ‘Sidelong’ + More
  20. Total Victory – Playing Golf With The Precariat – English Martyrs
  21. Shaun Kelly – Let’s Go To Rome – Let’s Go To Rome
  22. Singers & Players – Run Them Away – Vacuum Pumping
  23. Mississippi John Hurt – Cow Hooking Blues, No. 2 – Worried Blues
  24. Captain Black and Friends – Don’t Throw It All Away – The Madman In The Attic
  25. Spaceface – Parachute – Sun Kids
  26. Danny Short – Your Opinions – Form Your Opinions
  27. Sunshine & The Rain – Little Rag Doll – In the Darkness of My Night
  28. Dopplereffekt – Gestalt Intelligence – Cellular Automata
  29. Anilore – Sparks Were Real – Dead Love’s Grave
  30. The Pop Group – We Are Time – Y
  31. Total Victory – In The Home Counties – English Martyrs
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Sunshine & the Rain is a duo consisting of husband and wife Ashley Morey (vocals, bass) and Justin Morey (guitar), both formerly of critically acclaimed psych rockers The Black Hollies. Formed around the same time as the 2014 dissolution of their former band, Sunshine & the Rain kicked things off with the Jesus & Mary Chain vibes of their debut ‘Can’t Stop Thinking About You b/w Pale Blue Skies’ in late 2015.

Early 2016 saw them heading into Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio with the legendary Jon Spencer to begin work on their debut LP. Eschewing some of the more lengthy psych leanings of their earliest days, Spencer coaxed the band towards a more immediate sound, cutting down track lengths and leaving nothing but pointed pop gems with sugary hooks and a dirty Blondie meets Ramones grit cutting throughout.

Alongside direction from Spencer, and engineering from Grammy Award-winning Engineer Ted Young, Sunshine & The Rain spent the majority of 2016 fine tuning the songs that ended up on ‘In The Darkness Of My Night’. From the instant gratification of singles like ‘Let’s Go’ and ‘I’m Not Your Girl’ to aggressive earworms ‘Take Me Out Again’ and an unexpected cover of Fugazi’s ‘Merchandise’, this debut record is a statement that never strays from its point.

It’s a cracking album that was previously featured on Aural Delights 229 and will be heard again on podcast 232 on May 10th.  Check it out.

Aural Delights 229

PLAYLIST

  1. The Screaming Love Collective – Spirit Radio – Spirit Radio
  2. Lusterlit – Ceremony (inspired by BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy) – List of Equipment
  3. Four Candles – Black Mamba- Killing The Image
  4. Susan Hwang – Euphio  Noise From The Void – Everything Is Sateen: Five Songs Inspired by Vonnegut
  5. Joni Void – Cinema Without People – Selfless
  6. Charlie Nieland – Nothing – Hopeful Monsters
  7. Cowards – The Cut – Teeth
  8. Sunshine & The Rain – Let’s Go – In The Darkness Of My Night
  9. Lusterlit – List of Equipment (inspired by MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING by Julia Child) – List of Equipment
  10. Louise Lemón – Appalacherna – Purge EP
  11. Susan Hwang – No Answer – Everything Is Sateen: Five Songs Inspired by Vonnegut
  12. Four Candles – 14th Round – Killing The Image
  13. Charlie Nieland – I Am Your Emperor – Hopeful Monsters
  14. System Corporation – Dismal Universal Hiss – Dismal Universal Hiss
  15. Geneviève Pasquier – Elements – Soap Bubble Factory
  16. Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – Sonmoi – Star Stuff
  17. Rum Thief – Spittin’ Daggers – Time To Make A Move
  18. Jessica Moss – Entire Populations (Pt. 1) – Pools of Light
  19. Lusterlit – The Day of The Triffids (inspired by the book by John Wyndham) – List of Equipment
  20. The Screaming Love Collective – Aim High – Spirit Radio
  21. Susan Hwang – Use Me – Everything Is Sateen: Five Songs Inspired by Vonnegut
  22. Dientes – No Matter – No Matter
  23. Charlie Nieland – Lost In Space – Hopeful Monsters
  24. Louise Lemón – Egyptian Darkness – Purge EP
  25. Sunshine & The Rain- Going In The Wrong Way – In The Darkness Of My Night
  26. Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (Pt 1) – Pools of Light
  27. Joni Void – Song Sienne – Selfless
  28. The Sandells – Reach – Forwards