Mark Sultan – “Status”

First, there is a shit load of new information posted on Mark Sultan’s home page about all of his different projects. News, tour dates, a short video clip, and a bunch of other relevantly awesome text is located here:

Make sure to read that over because the man has so much going on for him this year.

Here is a track review of a song off Sultan’s new album $, which will be released on April 13th on Last Gang Records, a pretty large Canadian focused label that’s released stuff from the likes of Metric and Death From Above 1979.

When you listen to “Status” you might be apt to confuse it for a King Khan and BBQ Show song (Invisible Girl era to be more precise) just because it’s “bigger” sounding than most of what Mark has put out solo in the past. I don’t mean to sound like I know what’s up, but Mark said that it’s more “band-like” and that’s obvious. I do enjoy the guitar riff, but at some points the song is experimental overload (guns, horns, random pounding on drums, etc), which is humorous and fitting and a little rough on the headphones.

Grade: B