Ardent Sons Give Up on Love via “Take Me Down Easy” (premiere)
BY JEDD BEAUDOIN 07 Mar 2019
Photo: Tai Power Seeff
Flamin’ Groovies drummer Tony T. Sales leads new outfit, Ardent Sons, which gathers the best of blues, garage rock, and soul on “Take Me Down Easy”.
Ardent Sons will issue its debut album No More Than This on 3 May. The group is led by Tony T. Sales, current drummer for the legendary Flamin’ Groovies and nephew of Tony and Hunt Sales (Tin Machine, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren). The San Francisco-based outfit has released the single “Take Me Down Easy” with just under four minutes of soulful, dark ‘n’ sexy rock ‘n’ roll in tune with the genre’s bluesy roots. With R&B-inspired vocal harmonies and an unstoppable swing, the track quickly puts recent garage-oriented contenders to rest. Though in tune with contemporary sounds, this could just as easily be an obscure culled from the classic Nuggets compilation, replete with vintage organ and mysterious lyrics. [READ MORE HERE]