About 18 months ago I wrote an optimistic piece about the potential return of 1990’s power pop master Matthew Sweet. weet had recently posted a a medley of new songs being considered for the album, all rich with the boisterous guitars and pop melodies that made 1991’s Girlfriend so magnificent.
Fast-forward, or slow-forward as the case may be, and it appears that the arrival is imminent. Sunshine Lies is scheduled for release on Shout! Factory Records on August 26th, 2008. Sweet has even made several preview tracks available on his myspace page and a few others on his web site.
Sweet is joined by many of the musicians that helped define his classic early 1990’s rock sound, including Richard Lloyd (Television), slide and pedal steel player extraordinaire Greg Leisz and drummer Ric Menck (Velvet Crush).
Get ready to rock!
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