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.

– Limited to 250 copies
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 CleaningI 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.

The Details


*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
6. Hambone
7. Anything I can Do
8. Looming Darkness
9. Put Your Sunshine Away

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