hailed The Sweet Things as the next big thing in New York City rock n' roll. I am delighted to report that the foursome now has a debut single out on the esteemed Lanark Records. Lanark is a label and recording studio based out of my former residence of Lancaster, Pennsylvania that specializes in rockabilly, blues, soul, '60s pop, old school country, and other timeless sounds that bring us relief from the manufactured music of today. By no means an oldies label, Lanark is proving the enduring relevance of roots music. The label works with legendary figures like Charlie Grace and Robert Gordon as well as current and up-and-coming artists such as The Sweet Things. Impressively, Lanark has endeavored to release 52 singles in 52 weeks. As part of this series, the label proudly presents The Sweet Things' digital single "Love To Leave".
To recap: The Sweet Things are Lorne Behrman (The Dead Tricks, Dimestore Haloes), Dave Tierney (Sharp Lads), Sam Hariss (Stiletto, The Kee Kartel, and The Bowery Boys), and Darren Fried (Mazard and Tongue). The band plays straight-up boozy rock n' roll that follows in the footsteps of the Rolling Stones, solo Keith Richards, Johnny Thunders, and Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds. I'm talking real rock n' roll, son! I featured "Love To Leave" when I last reviewed The Sweet Things, but the band has recorded a new and improved version for this single. It sounds amazing! Tierney has the perfect singing voice for this kind of music, and my man Lorne continues to show why he's one of my favorite guitarists of all-time. As a bonus, the immensely talented Liza Colby guest stars on backing vocals! If you love trashy rock n' roll with swagger and soul, you need this song in your music library!
"Love To Leave" is available now as a digital single via Amazon and iTunes. It's a deal and a steal for just 99 cents, and successful sales for this track will certainly help the band realize its goal of releasing an album. So if you like what you hear, show The Sweet Things some love!