Balancing the jangly guitars of the 60s with the arty cool of 90s indie rock, New York City quartet The Sanctuaries are a welcome addition to a scene that has so often lost sight of songwriting. With each member of the band providing a distinct and essential role in the group’s formula, their songs range from the bouncy pop of “House of Noise” and drifter ballads (“Heaven is a Mountain,” “Bedouin Tea”) to the Kraut-influenced drone of “Soft Crime,” creating a sound that is equally classic and contemporary.
Beautifully recorded by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, JEFF The Brotherhood) in his Nashville studio, The Sanctuaries’ debut, Annette, has an essence of timelessness. Stylishly performed and produced, the Sanctuaries have released an album defined by distinct and memorable songs that will prove to age gracefully.
The Sanctuaries have played throughout the New York area with such fine bands as Delicate Steve, Gringo Starr, Tony Castles and Dinosaur Feathers.[flag_titles size=]PRESS[/flag_titles] “The Sanctuaries have one of those challenging names to Google, but they will give you reasons to find them, with immediate hooks and a wry sense of humor to boot. The catchy “House of Noise,” which this relatively new band has released on a 7″, promises to be a regular favorite at their shows.” —NYC Taper
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Purchase MP3 | $7
Released: 5.17.11 (digital) / 1.7.12 (cd)
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[flag_titles size=]TOUR[/flag_titles] 6/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Hillstock 2012 (106 Emerson Place)
6/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory [flag_titles size=]LINKS[/flag_titles] Official Website
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the Sanctuaries on Bandcamp [flag_titles size=]CONTACT[/flag_titles] Label: jonnyleather [at] meccalecca.com