Hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, Lemon Sparks is an original ‘roots pop’ band blending sophisticated psychedelia, power pop, timeless folk, and jazz.
The band supported the release of their 2015 self-titled debut touring clubs and regional festivals, headlining locally and opening for international acts.
Lemon Sparks proudly present their new album Raincloud In the Sun.
Band members Jeff Carroll (guitar) Rick Lassiter (bass) and Greg Tourian (drums) pulled double duty providing a variety of instrumentation and production on each of Raincloud in the Sun’s ten original songs.
Guest musicians on the album include Peter Holsapple (dBs, REM, Continental Drifters), Todd Montgomery (Big Chief), and Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, Rheostatics, Bahamas).
Lemon Sparks’ winsome, sturdy songs build upon a rich balance of melody and dissonance. The band skillfully glides across multiple golden eras of guitar pop with masterful playing and considerable attention to sonic detail.
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Brett Harris is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. In 2010 his debut LP Man of Few Words was featured by Paste Magazine’s “Best of What’s Next”, NPR’s “All Songs Considered: Second Stage”, and made several “Best of” lists, drawing comparisons to the work of Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Harry Nilsson, and Emitt Rhodes. Additionally, Brett has participated as a core band member in live performances of Big Star’s Third, playing throughout the US in addition to the UK, Spain, and Australia. He has also served as a touring member of Jangle Pop progenitors The dB’s. Noted critic Bill Kopp, in a review of his 2016 release Up in the Air, said the album “will have lovers of classic pop reaching for the ‘repeat’ button.”
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