New Release Rack: The Lazy Suns

November 16th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

The Lazy Suns

They put their considerable collective musical talents together for the first time less than two years ago, but the members of the Lazy Suns are all Local 518 veterans with so many twisted roots and branches on the Capital Region music scene that it might take days to fully construct their convoluted family tree.

Vocalist-guitarist Marc Clayton took his previous band Tern Rounders in more of a Flying Burrito Brothers direction – or perhaps more accurately in a Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris mode, in conjunction with his vocal partner Kim Kilby. But here with the Lazy Suns’ self-titled debut EP, he splits the songwriting credits with vocalist-bassist Jeff Sohn, and the major influences seem to lean more toward the Byrds, Tom Petty and the Jayhawks, along with a healthy dose of vintage British Invasion.

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Five Firsts: Marc Clayton of the Lazy Suns, etc.

May 11th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
Marc Clayton

Marc Clayton

NAME: Marc Clayton
BAND AFFILIATION: The Lazy Suns, the Doubleknots, Across the Pond, Rabbits on Trampolines
INSTRUMENT: Voice and Guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … John and Yoko’s “Double Fantasy.” Records were usually passed down to me, but this one I bought on my own when I was around 10. I rode my bicycle across Sunrise Highway on Long Island to the department store about 11 miles from my house to get it the day it hit the stands. Got it home, and played it over and over and over…

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Two New Bands from Ex-Tern Rounder Marc Clayton

February 24th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
The Lazy Suns

The Lazy Suns

When last we heard from singer-guitarist Marc Clayton back in October, he was making a surprise departure from Tern Rounders on the eve of the release of the band’s fine, self-titled sophomore album.

So we were kinda wondering what he’s been up to since then…

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