AsÂ Gospel Claws began recording Put Your Sunshine Away, lead singer and guitarist Joel Marquard (formerÂ Dear and the HeadlightsÂ guitarist) was diagnosed with testicular cancer and they continued to record even as MarquardÂ received treatment.
The band has made lightÂ 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-3Â Tracks for a quick listen:Â Pale Horse Dry Cleaning,Â I Move Around, &Â I Can, I Will
Note: if you like what you hear, you can also snag theÂ Gospel Claws / ROAR Split 7″Â vinyl whichÂ 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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- Not My Style
- Too Expensive