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The Jet Age
                        "Domestic Disturbances" The Jet Age - Domestic Disturbances (SBR10)

Domestic Disturbances, The Jet Age's fourth record, finds the critically acclaimed power trio examining the emotional fallout from the imploding U.S. economy using the tools they know best: Sweet melodies and thoughtful lyrics delivered via blistering guitar rock.  Stream (and buy) the record here, and catch the band on tour this Spring with The Wedding Present!


Now Available:
The Jet Age in
                        "Love"


The Jet Age - in "Love"  (SBR09)

in "Love" is the more intimate--but no less ambitious or rocking--follow up to the Jet Age's '08 masterpiece What Did You Do During the War, Daddy?   On in "Love," the band dismantles a couple of relationships and holds them up to the light, checking all the angles, in this tale about the weight of fidelity and the pursuit of happiness.  More big Who-type rock moves, more shoegazing psych rock, and more Chic-isms(?) make this the most filling TJA record yet.  Not convinced?  Stream (and buy) the record here.


The Jet
                        Age - What Did You Do During The War, Daddy? -
                        SBR-8


The Jet Age - What Did You Do During The War, Daddy?  (SBR08)

The Jet Age's follow up to 2006's critically acclaimed Breathless.  Boasting brilliant tunes, breathtaking performances, and a headline-grabbing concept at its heart, WDYDDTW,D? earned an 8.0 from PItchfork and plaudits like this one from the Portland Mercury:

"
[T]he Jet Age have crafted a concept album that would make Pete Townshend smash his guitar in a jealous rage."

Hear what all the fuss was about
here.


The Jet Age -
                        breathless - SBR-7
The Jet Age - breathless.  (SBR07)

Eric Tischler and Greg Bennett of the hurricane lamps join forces with physics-defying drum monster Pete Nuwayser to deliver the perfect record.  A must for those who love rawk.  And pop.  And guitars.  And bass.  And drums. 

"[Hurricane] Lamps devotees don't worry.  As consistent as the Lamps were across their five albums, the Jet Age's Breathless marks a huge step forward, from the songwriting to the musicians' performances to the production and overall ambience... Tischler is still unleashing bright shards of his trademark riffery and serving up literate epistles... with this debut, the band has clearly hit an early high."
  --MAGNET

"The Jet Age takes off like a rocket to some other planet."
  --Dagger

"Jangly indie pop beefed up by big, fuzzy guitar solos... The songs are ragged without being sloppy and bring to mind some of the best in the indie rock pantheon."
  --The Washington Post


More, more, more
 
 
The Hurricane Lamps - more, more, more.  (SBR06)

The hurricane lamps' last record, and they went out with a bang. 

"...a strong reminder of the simple joys of a great song pared to the bare essentials and played with bucketloads of enthusiasm. "
     --Joe Tangari, Pitchfork Magazine

"You'll soon be falling in love with this album."
     --Pop Culture Press


Wellspring Various Artists - Wellspring: A Benefit for Bread for the City  (SBR05)

New, rare, and exclusive tracks from Cinerama, Bettie Serveert, the Mendoza Line, Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys!, Lenola, the hurricane lamps, Saturnine, the Saturday People, Purple Ivy Shadows, Riverside, the 'mericans, and Metropolitan. All profits go to the Washington, DC-based social-services provider Bread for the City. Visit www.breadforthecity.org for more information.


For a limited time, we're giving away free copies of Wellspring; just tell us you want one by writing us at label@sonicboomerangrecords.com and we'll send you a CD, as well as a stamped envelope.  All we ask is that, if you like the compilation, you use the envelope to send a donation to Bread for the City.  Thanks!



The Hurricane Lamps -
                          Sing Me A Song
The Hurricane Lamps - Sing Me A Song (SBR04)

The Lamps get more confident with each album they make, and on Sing Me a Song, they let their punk edge drop to reveal their pop heart more than ever, and the result is an adeptness at catching melodic lightning in a bottle and turning a phrase on a dime. More importantly-- and this is what separates an album like this from the masses around it-- the band also has a knack for arrangements that feel just as substantive as the songs they support. If the devil's in the details, they've got him pretty much slain. It's a great record.
     --Joe Tangari, Pitchfork, 10/29/03

Sing Me a Song boasts 3-D sound characterized by fat drums, hyperkinetic bass, swipes of cosmic-raygun synth and buoyant guitars that nod equally in the directions of the Clean (the fitful din of "All These Things"), Buzzcocks (blurry anthem "Dive") and Mission of Burma (the dissonant/angular "Judge You All Night"). The lamps' melodic gifts have come into their own, as evidenced in Eric Tischler's keening vocals, the deft rendering of lush harmonies and a previously untapped wellspring of power-pop nuance. [T]he overall mood is intoxicating, like a long-term promise that's finally been, signed, sealed, and delivered.
     --Fred Mills, Magnet, 60

The hurricane lamps have struck gold with their new album Sing Me a Song. It's their most assertive effort yet, injecting their hazy New Zealand pop and Swervedriver fetishes with a shot of frayed nerves and outwardly vulnerable vocals.
     --Michael Chamy, Austin Chronicle, 9/19/03


The Hurricane Lamps -
                          Tilting At Windmills
The Hurricane Lamps - Tilting At Windmills (SBR03)

"On their third album, the hurricane lamps reassert that rock can be emotional without being juvenile, can be sincere without being pretentious, and can be rocking without being overbearing."
      --Delusions of Adequacy


The Hurricane Lamps - You
                          Deserve What You Want
The Hurricane Lamps - You Deserve What You Want (SBR02)

"[T]his album [is] a testament to the remarkable things you can do with eight-track technology."
     --Pop Culture Detox




The Hurricane Lamps -
                          Tales From The Sink
The Hurricane Lamps - Tales From The Sink (SBR01)

"[T]he kind of record you cherish forever."
     --Ink Blot Magazine