The Sights ‘Left Over Right’

The first two tracks off the latest from Detroit’s The Sights, Left Over Right, announce an album that strikes a balance between classic power pop and heavy soul, with infectious opening title track bringing the former and advance single “Fool (I Can’t Stop Making Out With You)” rocking the latter before track three brings it all together with the bounce and grit of “Prayer”. From there the band, coming on like Badfinger with a kickin’ horn section, delivers a series of tunes that can easily be described as Beatle-esque in their mix of melody and harmony as well as studio work courtesy of producer Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs). Hell, there’s even one for Ringo to sing in the form of goofy, jaunty “You Are The Sunshine”. The end result is a winning, layered mix of garage, pop and soul that gets better with each listen (and sounds even better from the speakers of my car stereo than it does at home) and boasts enough studio flourishes and solid craftsmanship to have plenty of appeal to the audience that pushed the latest from The Black Keys and the recent Jack White release to the top of the charts.

Left Over Right is out now via HRM. Check it out here.

The Sights are currently on tour in support of the album (and sharing the stage with Tenacious D for a number of shows). Catch ’em live if you can…

Jul 16 Daytrotter Session – Rock Island, IL
Jul 17 Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
Jul 19 Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX   w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 20 Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX   w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 21 Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK  w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 22 The Outland, Springfield, MO
Jul 23 The Pageant, St Louis, MO  w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 24 Uptown Theater, Kansas City, MO  w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 26 Red Rocks, Denver, CO  w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 28 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV  w/ TENACIOUS D
Jul 29 SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA  w/ TENACIOUS D
Aug 1 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
Aug 04 Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
Aug. 11 The Magic Stick, Detroit, MI (Record Release / Homecoming Party!)
Sep. 22 Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY

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