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4 New Smashing Songs

by Sprague Brothers

The Sprague Brothers break all molds with four new smashing songs.
Genre: Rock: 60's Rock
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1. Batmobile
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2. Dragula
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3. Golden Sahara
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4. Return of the Munsters
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Just in time for the holidays and New Year, the always sensational Sprague Brothers are back with a powerful EP, 4 New Smashing Songs. From ghostly drag strip to a shoreline pleasure drive, the Sprague Brothers take us on a motorvatin’ ride with three sparkling original instrumentals topped off by one of their trademark harmony-filled ballads.

KAPOW! Chris Sprague starts things off with a pounding staccato roll of the drums, quickly joined in tandem by Frank on guitar showing off a masterful new guitar picking technique. “Batmobile” builds such intensity, it never lets go. In the tradition of the Ventures in Space, the instrumental features experimental special effects which become integral to the overall sound.

“Dragula” manages to sound upbeat and spooky at the same time, with its driving rhythm, insistent guitar riff, eerie sound effects, and some of the best pure rockin’ lead guitar you’ll ever hear. Their intuitive and yet close-knit playing is a revelation and proves once again why the Sprague Brothers rock ‘n’ roll better than anyone in the business today.

The brothers change pace with “Golden Sahara,” a languid ballad sung by Frank, featuring an ethereal melody and lovely choral harmonies by Chris. The music beautifully evokes a peaceful desert oasis at night, a sighing wind and shifting sands, water shimmering under a starry sky.

We don’t linger there for long, though. “Return of the Munsters” speeds us on a wild ride to the drag strip. Long in the Sprague Brothers’ repertoire but never recorded until now, the instrumental proves well worth the wait. Inventive and intricate, you’ll listen closely over and over again from start to finish – that is when you’re not up and dancing around the room to its incredibly catchy beat.

As ever, Wichita Falls, Texas natives, Frank and Chris Sprague play with verve and passion and sincerity. Their unparalleled and at times uncanny musicianship and songwriting conjure up rock ‘n’ roll magic with every recording and 4 New Smashing Songs fills the bill, leaving you craving another round. Fans may expect much more from the dynamic duo in coming months, with a DVD set for 2009 as well as further album releases.

The Sprague Brothers’ work has wowed reviewers in Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and many other magazines and newspapers. They have appeared on CBS nationwide television and National Public Radio, and have performed live around the world, including several successful tours of Japan. Other albums available include, The Savage Sprague Brothers, Changing the World, One Chick at a Time, and The Song, on Wichita Falls Records, The Best of the EssBee CD’s Volumes One and Two on El Toro Records, and Let the Chicks fall Where they May and Forever and a Day, on Hightone Records.


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Jim Hilmar

4 Smashing New Songs!
Do you like jangly guitars and memorable melodies? Then you’ll definitely dig the music of The Sprague Brothers. Frank and Chris Sprague really are brothers ands are equally adept singing or picking out very catchy instrumental numbers. And you’ll hear that on their latest CD EP – 4 New Smashing Songs!

“Batmobile” conjures up images of the mid 1960’s TV show and has Frank’s killer guitar tone front and center all the way. There are neat-o sound effects and even a gong in this one. “Dragula” has an almost spy type of vibe – definitely spooky but at the same time – like a rollicking ride down the quarter mile drag strip. “Golden Sahara” takes the energy level down and you’ll hear the boy’s trademark vocal harmonies. There’s acoustic guitar, harp and other lush sounds in this one. “Return Of The Munsters” is another catchy and cool instrumental number that will take you right back to the 1960’s. In fact, I can see Herman and Lilly cruising around in the Munster Koach and rocking out to this one.

4 New Smashing Songs! is the latest in a long line of great CD’s that have made The Sprague Brothers Frettin’ Fingers Favorite Artists. Rock on boys!

Jim Hilmar
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