Early 2011 has been quite busy — there’s already been so much news of new releases from local bands, even just this week. Add to the list of exciting new records Mrs. Jones’ Cookies, the second LP from spooky female garage trio The Sandwitches, which comes out on Empty Cellar on March 29th. New music has been brewing in The Sandwitches’ live set for some time now (we caught them last month at the GAMH benefit show), and we’re happy that these spectacular new songs have found quality recordings.
Here’s a heartfelt brief on the album from Sonny Smith:
“Like the sapphire Schethiya, The Sandwitches, the crown jewels of the Archangel Lucifer, fell from Heaven. Is there any question the distinctive singing of Grace Cooper & Heidi Alexander represent mercy & severity? Roxanne Brodeursâ€™ beats the brazen pillars of the Flesh? Their latest effort is a sanctuary of spiritual illumination crossed with earthly splendor, a hushed witness to the perfect virtue of equilibrium, a flaming sword for the listener to thrust into the coronet of their adversary.
The ten songs on Mrs. Jonesâ€™ Cookies stand as a doorway leading to the House of God. The music of these three cascade in and out like active and passive expressions of the Divine Energy. Sometimes high, sometimes low, Sulfur and Salt, Good and Bad, Light and Darkness, that, when placed in the proper chamber of initiation graft into one androgynous creature that blazes forth eternal verities revealing temporal truths.”
â€“ Sonny Smith
March 6th – Record Release Party – The Makeout Room, SF w/ Suicide Dragons, & Carletta Sue Kay – 8pm
March 17th – House Party – TBA – SXSW – 4pm
March 17th – Gorilla vs. Bear/Mexican Summer Showcase – SXSW – 8pm
March 17th – Wiretap Showcase – SXSW – 10:30pm
March 19th – Tailor Space “Nerves Day” – SXSW – 1:15pm
March 31st – The Soda Bar w/ Sonny & the Sunsets – San Diego, CA
April 1st – The Echo w/ Sonny & the Sunsets, Los Angeles, CA
April 2nd – Amnesia w/ Sonny & the Sunsets, San Francisco, CA