MARK SULTAN is back. A long-time fixture in the garage-rock scene since fronting infamous Montreal punk band, The Spaceshits. Further projects like Les Sexareenos, BBQ, Mind Controls, The King Khan & BBQ Show and The Almighty Defenders helped spearhead the modern garage-rock and doo-wop movement. These days he is best known as the 'BBQ' half of The King Khan & BBQ Show or as a member of The Almighty Defenders. He often shirks recognition and credit but make no mistake, he is THE VOICE. A hitmaker. And it's a pleasure to announce his second album under his given name, $.
Recording as Mark Sultan began in 2007 with his album, The Sultanic Verses, which garnered acclaim from his folks worldwide, despite the limited coverage. The album ushered in a departure from his infamous garage-rock sound - 2-3 minute masterpieces of well-written rock n roll; bona fide hits from eras past. He was an originator of the genre's flirtation with doo-wop and possessor of a voice comparable to soul greats like Sam Cooke.
2010's new album $ on Last Gang Records will open ears and eyes to a name that is sometimes overlooked and to a voice and music that is sometimes not given the full credit it deserves . Wielding an arsenal of fantastic songs and performances with many projects, $ is his best work so far. Drawing from his usual influences, Mark has managed to forge an inventive and captivatingly original record. Doo-wop, R&B, punk, soul, garage-rock, psyche, country and even noise are blended into a seamless new sound that finds a place on the base of your spine and crawls its way up, slowly. http://www.marksultan.com/marksultan.html
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