Let's cut to the chase—dicks can look weird as hell.
Alright, let's cut to the chase—dicks can look weird as hell, and you kind of have to work with what you've got. That's sort of the impetus behind Sonny & The Sunsets' "Well But Strangely Hung Man," and Sonny's self-meditation on accepting who he is. In the video, Sonny wakes up one night, recounting all of the times women (and aliens) have commented on his huge, fucked up schlong. He's transported from his bed to the pastel-washed wonders of San Francisco's west side, where he goes on a contemplative and smooth journey down the city's streets. The bass-heavy grooves of the song reverberate off the sung voices, bouncing their way through the video's constantly changing atmosphere while Sonny gives his dick's backstory.
Of the song and video, Sonny says "One of my favorite kinds of art is a style of almost trashy comic book tales but with some depth and meaning at the core of it. I think of Robert Crumb or Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, or the Fugs. The list can go on of course. This song and video on the surface is slapstick and farcical but peel back a few layers and you’ve got a comment about the rejected, the freakish or marginalized and heroism."
Pre-order their upcoming record Moods Baby Moods and catch Sonny and The Sunsets on tour at the dates below.
04/23 – Emeryville, CA – Greetings from Scandinavia @ Midsummer Studios
06/04 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
06/15 – Vancouver, BC – Psych Night @ Baltimore Cabaret
06/16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
06/17 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
06/18 – Eugene, OR – Hi Fi Music Hall
06/19 – Guerneville, CA – Deathstock
06/23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
06/24 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
06/25 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
07/07 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
07/08 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR
07/09 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
07/12 – Somerville, MA – ONCE Ballroom
07/13 – New Haven, CT – BAR
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
07/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
07/17 – Carolina Beach, NC – Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar
07/19 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
07/20 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar
07/21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi Fi
07/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Tip Top
07/23 – Ferndale, MI – The Magic Bag