El Sol – Album (2007)

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Released on Ivy League Records 2007.

Tracklisting

1. Take A Picture Of The Sun
2. Everyone Out
3. Got The News Today
4. Spy Theme 2
5. Here To Stay
6. Grand Pacific Son
7. Get Steady
8. Anyone Who Is Anyone
9. Spy Theme 3
10. Never Let You Go
11. You Aint Heard The Last Of Us

Press

“Is this the best collection of players in Sydney right now? We’d suggest yes….it’s full of cracking, sharp songs with great harmonies and ferocious hooks. Buy it.” **** 4 stars
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 

“the new rock n roll gang have made one hell of an addictive album” **** 4 stars
DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Original members, the Roden brothers and Danny Allen (Youth Group), are joined in this instance by Bruno Brayovic and Graeme Trewin (Peabody and ex-Peabody, respectively) as well as percussionist Kit Warhurst (Rocket Science), and given that all these cats know the score, musically, this is a tight and cohesive record”
www.messandnoise.com

“The songs are tailormade for each member to flaunt their shit with solos and it sounds like they’re really enjoying being able to show off. Lucky this group of Aussie indie rock royalty can pull it off.” 8 out of 10
BLUNT MAGAZINE 

“They’re still at their best on neo-mod classics such as the irrepressible first single Everyone Out” **** 4 stars
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“an album that has as much to do with tub-thumping old school punk (‘Everyone Out’, ‘Here To Stay’) and New Wave (‘You Ain’t Heard The Last Of Us’) as it does with acoustic psychedelia” *** 3.5 stars
ROLLING STONE

“The City Lights could be offering up the first record of next summer”
DRUM MEDIA & INPRESS

“The album’s highlight, ‘Grand Pacific Son’ with its glistening guitar lines, is a beautiful homage to surf music”
TIME OFF 

“When the curtain’s drawn on 2007 and assessments are drawn of the musical year that was, there won’t be many better Aussie albums than The City Lights’ effort, El Sol”.
www.i94bar.com

“Schizoid rock that makes perfect sense.”
AUSTRALIAN MUSICIAN 

“Genuine soul and dexterity about the mood of this album – it’s very easy to get into the groove….a Tarantino soundtrack.” *** 3.5 stars
REVERB

“Everything about this album is warm, bright and at times burning.”
XPRESS MAG

“I must admit that I judged The City Lights a little too early. After repeatedly slagging the new album, I’ve actually come to enjoy it. Whoops.”
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