New Song : Mark Sultan : Song In Grey

As if I didn’t love October enough for a myriad of reasons (turning leaves, pumpkin patches, Halloween…you get the picture) I can now add to that list the release of not one but two Mark Sultan LP’s: Whatever I Want and Whenever I Want. Not to mention the news that Sultan has traded his one-man band approach for a fuller sound by adding bass, drums and backing vocals from guest appearances by members of The Black Lips, Spits and The Gories, to name a few. Have no worries, Sultan’s bare-bones, early rock n’roll ethos and laid-back, gritty vocals remain firmly at the center of it all. That said, the first released single Song in Grey from the LP Whatever I Want is so steeped in a sock hop/doo wop brew it instantly reminds one of the faux-band The Wonders from Tom Hanks’ film That Thing You Do. And I mean that in a good way. There’s a raw yet wholesome punchiness to it that begs you to jump up and do the watusi…even if you’re not exactly sure what that is.

Both LP’s are due out October 25th 2011 via In The Red Records. Also – look for Mark Sultan’s winter tour dates below.

-Post by Miss Dolly Mod

Mark Sultan on tour…
10/27 Edmonton, AB – Wunderbar
10/28 Calgary, AB – Broken City
10/29 Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert
11/02 Detroit, MI – The Lager House
11/03 Kalamazoo, MI – Louie’s Trophy Room
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi’s
11/05 Chicago, IL – Ultra Lounge
11/06 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
11/10 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico – Cabare
11/11 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
11/15 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/17 Portland, OR – East End
11/18 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
11/19 San Francisco, CA – The Hemlock
11/22 Palm Springs, CA – Dillon Roadhouse
11/23 Los Angeles, CA – Bordello
11/25 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
11/26 San Diego, CA – Bar Pink
11/28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/30 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
12/01 New York, NY – Cake Shop
12/02 Boston, MA – Magic Room Gallery

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