Raleigh, NC-based Lemon Sparks release their sophomore album, Raincloud In the Sun, their first through UM. The album’s lead-off single is also its title track, the breezy and tuneful “Raincloud In The Sun.”
Bandmembers Jeff Carroll, Rick Lassiter and Greg Tourian pulled double duty providing a variety of instrumentation and production for all ten original songs on Raincloud In the Sun. Guest musicians 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. Raincloud is a colourful, engaging record that shimmers with tension between dark and light, gentle and energetic, bitter and sweet.
Offers frontman Carroll: “Along with outside elements like wind, cold, sun, and rain, there are other internal forces from which we all need protection – especially during a pandemic.” Raincloud’s subject matter ranges from burnouts, insomnia, dangerous relationships, miscommunication, and loudmouth bullies. Fear not, for any darkness within eventually collides with light-hearted fun, love, harmony, hope, and beauty.
Raincloud In the Sun is available as 12” 180 gram vinyl, Compact Disc, and as streams and downloads from all major digital outlets.