As¬†Gospel Claws began recording Put Your Sunshine Away, lead singer and guitarist Joel Marquard (former¬†Dear and the Headlights¬†guitarist) was diagnosed with testicular cancer and they continued to record even as Marquard¬†received treatment.
The band has made light¬†about the experience:
“The running joke at the moment is if Gospel Claws‘ new record sounds a little less ballsy than the first, at least there’s a valid explanation for it. ‘Most bands’ sophomore records are kind of mellower than the first, but usually not for medical reasons.’
Put Your Sunshine Away‘s stated influences include: ’50s doo-wop, Sam Cooke, and the Beach Boys.
– White Vinyl LP
– 180 Gram
For fans of: Dear and the Headlights, The Beach Boys, and Cold War Kids.
Top-3¬†Tracks for a quick listen:¬† Pale Horse Dry Cleaning,¬†I Move Around, &¬†I Can, I Will
Note: if you like what you hear, you can also snag the¬†Gospel Claws / ROAR Split 7″¬†vinyl which¬†is limited to 500 blue 7″ vinyl.
*Exclusive 250 Limited Edition LP
*180 Gram White Virgin Vinyl
*Includes a Free Digital Download Card
Released by Common Wall Media and President Gator
1. Pale Horse Dry Cleaning
2. I Want It All
3. I Move Around
4. Teenage Kicks
5. I Can, I Will
7. Anything I can Do
8. Looming Darkness
9. Put Your Sunshine Away
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