Sonny Smith Rod For Your Love The tenth studio album from Sonny Smith, also known from Sonny And The Sunsets. Folk-driven and uplifting indie-rock fuelled tunes. With songs that spin stories about loving, losing, and living in the modern world, it's hard not to identify with songs like the title track – a sunny, simple declaration of Smith's affection for a girl – and ‘Pictures of You’, which find him remembering a former flame by sifting through old photographs. On ‘Burnin' Up’, he swaps harmonies with songwriter Angel Olsen, turning the love song into a conversation between partners. The goal with Smith’s latest was an album that felt both fresh and familiar at once, which nods to the past while still moving forward. With the release of Rod For Your Love Sonny Smith accomplishes just that. Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch CD | LP
The Black Keys Let's Rock Indies exclusive LP is on 'random' coloured vinyl. The long awaited ninth full length studio album from The Black Keys, their first in five years. 'Let's Rock' is return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.” “Let’s Rock” was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and features backing vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson. “The record is like a homage to electric guitar,” says Carney. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.” Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch CD | LP
Dan Auerbach / Sonny Smith / Robert Finley Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1 [Black Friday 17] Limited Black Friday release available instore and online from Friday 24th November, strictly one per customer. Songs from upcoming EES releases by Dan Auerbach ("Cellophane Angel"), Sonny Smith ("Pictures of You") and Robert Finley ("Medicine Woman"). A 1. Cellophane Angel (Dan Auerbach) B1. Pictures of You (Sonny Smith) B2. Medicine Woman (Robert Finley) Easy Eye Sound 7"
Robert Finley Goin Platinum! The second studio album from Robert Finley, co-written and produced by Black Ket's Dan Auerbach. The album captures a singer at his prime, surrounded by all-time- great session musicians with skill to match his singular voice, including drummer Gene Chrisman (Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin) keys player Bobby Woods (JJ Cale, Bobby Womack), horns players from Preservation Hall and legendary guitarist Duane Eddy. “Right from the first farking note, this s*** is dope!” – Taj Mahal “He's the greatest living soul singer as far as I'm concerned.” – Dan Auerbach Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch CD | LP
Shannon & the Clams Onion The fifth full length album from Shannon & The Clams. ‘Shannon Shaw and Cody Blanchard trick out warped Fifties-Sixties rock driven by space-age thrift-shop keyboards, shimmy-shake dance grooves and sexy moonlit vocals – Shaw's woozy Amy Winehouse-isms are backlit by Blanchard's shrieky falsetto.’ – Rolling Stone ‘Shannon Shaw’s star is certain to ascend dramatically in 2018.’ – Mojo Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch CD | LP
Link Wray Vernon's Diamond / My Brother, My Son [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Easy Eye Sound is proud to release the legendary Link Wray lost tracks ''Vernon's Diamond'' recorded between 1958-59 at the Broadway Recording Studio in NYC and ''My Brother, My Son'' recorded in 1970 at Fred Foster Studios in Nashville, TN. During mid-to-late 1958, Link was in New York for a gig. He walked into Broadway Recording Studio and laid down the song, ''Vernon's Diamond,'' which was cut live to 45 acetate disc. The disc sat on a shelf for 60 years before being recently discovered. One label had a typewritten title, ''A Cook for Mr. General,'' that was crossed out, and the title, ''Vernon's Diamond,'' had been handwritten in ink across it. Broadway Recording Studio was located at 1697 Broadway. The studio was located in the Ed Sullivan Building, which was the same building where CBS broadcast the Kraft Mystery Theater show in the '50s. One of the episode's broadcast was entitled ''A Cook for Mr. General.'' Acetate discs were hand-cut and labeled in the studio. Keeping with Link's practice of re-naming versions of his music throughout the years, ''A Cook for Mr. General'' transformed into ''Vernon's Diamond.'' Then, recorded again later, was renamed one more time and became Link's ''Ace of Spades.'' Said Dan Auerbach of Wray's importance, ''I saw him play in Cleveland at the Grog Shop, and he blew my mind. To get the chance to put out unreleased songs on Easy Eye Sound is amazing and a dream I never thought was possible. It's time we give Link Wray a statue on the top of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.'' ''Vernon's Diamond'' is a never-released track from the Link Wray Archives. This song, along with another never heard track, ''My Brother, My Son,'' as the B-side, is releasing as a 7-inch vinyl on Record Store Day. Track List SIDE A: Vernon's Diamond (2:04) (Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.) Published by Link Wray Music (BMI) Recorded from 1958-1959 at Broadway Recording Studio, New York, NY SIDE B: My Brother, My Son (3:39) (Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.) Published by Link Wray Music (BMI) Recorded in 1970 at Fred Foster Studio, Nashville, TN Easy Eye Sound 7" Out of Stock