Oh Sanders
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Oh Sanders

Gainesville, Florida, United States

Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Gainesville's Oh Sanders, led by Stella Leung, is another one of those bands which people were still talking about days into the festival, as though trying to mentally create a bookmark--this is one we shouldn't forget. Which is always nice to see; this was a festival where people were talking more about the discoveries than the headliners (well, OK, a lot of people were talking about Daniel Johnston, but you see my point). Oh Sanders specializes in addictive tunes and observant songwriting--listen to "Pirate Ship," on their MySpace page, for as complete a portrait of narcissism as you'll ever hear, but one you might almost tune out if you start dancing to the dazzling melody. Imagine the Cranberries fronted by Chrissie Hynde. "The State of Disorder," which you can hear below is the band at its best, a strident, gorgeous march that happily sticks in your skull.
- Jeff: http://electricsailor.blogspot.com


Discography

Manic Phase EP: Released November 2006
[Not yet-titled full length] LP: Estimated release date; January 2008.

Tracks from 'Manic Phase EP' played on 100.5 The Buzz and Rock 104, Gainesville, FL

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Oh Sanders is a five piece band that hails from Gainesville, Florida. As pop-influenced kids living in a mostly punk rock town, they have managed to carve out their own little music niche. Musically, Oh Sanders incorporates twee-influenced melodies with bold, striding, overdrive-laden lead guitar and synth lines. As the main lyricist, Stella has a tendency to create contrast with these happy hooks, when you realize that under the grooving instrumentals, the song's lyrics are thinly veiled and passing commentary about... well, you! Oh Sanders takes pride in creating these awkward situations.

Following the release of their first album ["Manic Phase EP"], the band has been taking their lively stage show on the road, with further touring planned for Spring and Summer 2008. All focus for the new year is currently on finishing a full length LP [still untitled] with an estimated release date of January 2008. Sample tracks from the album can be heard both here on Sonicbids and on their myspace page: www.myspace.com/ohsanders

Updates on shows and news can also be found through the band's myspace.

Some venues where Oh Sanders has had the privilege of playing:
Gainesville: Common Grounds, The Atlantic, Sidebar, 1982, Thomas Center, CMC.
Outside of Gainesville: Churchill's, Miami, FL; Dada's, Delray Beach, FL; TSI (members of Oh Sanders), Jacksonville, FL; Little Kings (Athens Popfest), Athens, Georgia.

Some great bands that Oh Sanders has had the opportunity to play with:
The Six Parts Seven
Elekibass
Casper and the Cookies
M. Coast
Elf Power(members of Oh Sanders)
The Dark Romantics
Black Kids

In August 2007, Oh Sanders received invitation to play Athens Popfest, an internationally renowned festival that annually pulls in dozens of notable music acts from across the globe. This festival featured such headlining acts as Daniel Johnston, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Tullycraft, Circulatory System, Black Kids, Bunnygrunt, The Marbles (featuring Robert Scheidner from The Apples in Stereo) and many, many other like-minded and inspiring pop acts. In October 2007, Oh Sanders was invited to play in The Fest, Gainesville's nationally acclaimed festival run by the influential punk label No Idea Records. Headliners included Matt and Kim, Seaweed, Naked Raygun, Dillinger Four, Radon, The Ergs!, and Less than Jake.

Influences: Magnetic Fields, Heavenly, Belle & Sebastian, Pulp, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Stars, Wilco

FUN FACT: All members of the bands are +/- 1 inch differential in height from one another. Stella is the tallest by approx 0.5 in. She comes in at a whopping 5' 10.5"