“Blue Music is a stunning pop/rock debut; the result of three lifetimes of musical experience, made by three musicians with the good fortune to have found each other.”
Blue Music is the debut record from Sunshine Boys, a Chicago-based trio of indie rock veterans who have delivered an album of ringing, urgent, startlingly fresh pop songs. Anchored by an all-female rhythm section featuring the subtly orchestrated, hypnotically propulsive drumming of Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Antenna, Mysteries of Life) and the endlessly inventive, colorfully melodic bass lines of Jackie Schimmel (Justin Roberts, Big Hello), over which floats the gritty but spacious guitar of Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs), Sunshine Boys have arrived fully formed with a record that wastes no time establishing its power and personality.
Blue Music showcases a band already at the top of their game: it’s a twelve-song collection brimming with well-honed pop smarts delivered via potent performances. They’re songs of empathy and discontent; songs of wonder and rage; songs of yearning and defiance. Not even two years old as a band, Sunshine Boys have hit an absolute bull’s-eye the first time out with their highly melodic, unapologetically heartfelt, and instrumentally supercharged debut full-length release, Blue Music.
Upcoming Sunshine Boys shows:
Friday, March 23 — Record Release Show acoustic performance at Elder Hall, Northwestern University
Saturday, March 24 — Record Release Record Store Mini-Tour:
Rediscover Records in Elgin, noon; Val’s Halla Records in Oak Park, 3pm.
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