On their 2011 album, SWEETHEART OF THE SUN
, the Bangles once again prove why they're the undisputed queens of 60's-inspired garage rock. Combining their trademark crystalline harmonies with jangling guitar riffs, bandmembers Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, and Debbi Peterson remind everyone why the Bangles career has lasted so long.
The 12 tracks on SWEETHEART OF THE SUN
pay homage to the band's shared love of 60's-era music, running the gamut from songs written together during the recording process to gems tucked away by the bandmembers for years, and featuring a pair of covers that exemplify the band's confirmed affinity with the golden age of rock.
Recorded by Matthew Sweet and featuring contributions from longtime
bangles keyboard player Greg “Harpo” Hilfman, bassist Derrick Anderson,
and string wizard Greg Leisz, SWEETHEART OF THE SUN
has a more unified theme than many past Bangles albums - dealing
strongly with the hidden underbelly of life in sunny So-Cal, and
exploring the bandmembers' personal journeys as wives, mothers, and
musicians. CLICK HERE FOR LYRICS AND LINER NOTES!