Lemon Sun
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Lemon Sun

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
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The best kept secret in music


"URB Review"

"...their music is a fervent runaway train with no destination in sight. and that’s a good thing. With grinding guitars that circle the music with a punch to the gut and pinch to the cheeks, you can’t help but sing along."

CHERRI MOON - URB Magazine - URB Magazine

"Review of EP"

“Lemon Sun… mix their elixir with equal parts spine-vibrating rhythms, toe-tapping melodies, and honest insightful lyrics. Each song on their self-titled debut EP provides a diverse mix of elements that reflect the fun of Britpop while paying homage to the guttural rawness of Elliot Smith and Tom Waits. Despite the spectrum of the bands sounds, all tunes deliver a knock out rock punch." - Three Imaginary Girls (Blog)

"Sunny Psychedelia"

Sunny Psychedelia
Lemon Sun

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:00 pm

I’d never wanted a musical ringtone before I heard Lemon Sun’s upbeat ode to intercommunication, “Telephone.” Taking their cue from the Arctic Monkey’s sardonic take on the state of the music biz, Lemon Sun put out a masterfully infectious ditty with sing-along chorus perfection that could be the ideal way to let you know your peeps are on the line. The Los Angeles band provide a steady mix of peppy rock with glimpses of soulful percussion backing psychedelic guitar riffs.

But there is a bit of mystery in the air. How did a band that has only been around since 2006 land residencies at the Echo and the Fold so damn quickly? They’ve already shared stages with Cold War Kids, Rilo Kiley, Silversun Pickups, the Walkmen and the Killers. This makes me suspicious. Is this some sort of supergroup? How did they know exactly what to sing and how to look to get our attention? “Telephone” is irresistible, and they have a beauty for a guitar player. It’s like kryptonite for a music critic. There’s nothing to hate, just as the little-blue-pill-of-a-name suggests. The Sun shines bright.
- OC Weekly, May 17 2007

"Lemon Sun at the Unknown Theatre, Sat March 1"

"...Their deliciously syncopated ‘Hot Rocks’ style compositions are easy to love… each sweet, soul inspired confection was rhythmically unwrapped and devoured with the most
perfect grace... Lead singer Rob Kolar rightfully belongs in the brave new generation of blue eyed soul singers; his frequent comparisons to a young Eric Burdon (or a male Chris Clark) are not without merit."

- Zelda Zap
- LA Record Review


- "Lemon Sun" (EP) 2006
- "Spaceland Productions presents Lemon Sun live at The Echo" (LP) 2007
- "Tales of Uncertainty" (EP) 2007
- "Run with the Faithless" (LP) 2009



Lemon Sun is a band guided under the creative direction of Robert Kolar.

Infectious pop songwriting with the swagger of good ol' rock & roll, the yearning of blues, the whimsy of psychedelic, the pulsating rhythm of soul, the artfulness of indie rock, and the sass of 70's glam. Intelligent and socially conscious lyrics ride a pulsating sound.

Lemon Sun aims to take the clever penmanship of writers like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, James Mercer, Britt Daniels
- the angst and swagger of artists like MC5, The Who, The Clash, Howlin' Wolf, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Stooges, Tom Waits
-the soul and pulse of artists such as The Four Tops, Sly & The Family Stone, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson
-the earnestness of Neil Yong, Elliott Smith, Simon & Garfunkle, The Cure
-And the sass and sense of humor of bands like Supergrass, T. Rex, David Bowie

...And wield them into a new sound that forges ahead while still paying homage to the traditions of the greats.

Lemon Sun brings a lot of excitement and energy to their live performance. They are renowned in Los Angeles and headline clubs like The Troubadour, The Echo & Spaceland. They have toured the West Coast and have played SXSW and Noise Pop music festivals.

They have performed with bands such as Cold War Kids, The Walkmen, The Killers, Darker My Love, Nico Vega, British Sea Power, Rilo Kiley and more