Solar Powered Sun Destroyer
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Solar Powered Sun Destroyer

Potomac, Maryland, United States

Potomac, Maryland, United States
Band Alternative Rock


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"DC Show review..."

“If a band chooses a sweet name like Solar Powered Sun Destroyer, they've already set themselves up for hefty expectations. The moniker brings to mind an all out guitar assault that leaves ears bleeding and brain cells, well, destroyed. The truth is more interesting. Yes, all five members of Solar Powered Sun Destroyer count various hardcore bands among their influences, and guitarists Justin Horenstein and Dave Davies (no, not the guy from the Kinks) both have considerable technical chops. But the guitar parts veer more toward the post-rock end of the spectrum, and the vocal melodies of John Kneip are at once powerful and sweetly emotive. At their most visceral, they could find a spot next to bands like The Life and Times or Explosions in the Sky. At their most experimental, they bring to mind M83.” -DCist - The DCist

"Baltimore Show review..."

“Though the visual fireworks Wednesday night undoubtedly went to the Faint/Ladytron show, the aural ecstasy hit peak levels on the club stage of Sonar, where newly re-organized DC natives Solar Powered Sun Destroyer channeled a cinematic intensity reminiscent of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, perfecting the scream and gradually overwhelming roar of the perpetual combustions that fuel a star.” -Aural States - Aural States

"Culture Mob Show review..."

“Since first getting together in early 2008, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer have breathing life back into the Dead City underground with a formidable live show that includes three guitarists, a light array and epic sounding songs that combine avant garde ambience and genre-defying riffage with (gasp) melody.” -Culture Mob DC - Culture Mob

"College Class / Fan review..."

Tonight’s Appleseed Cast performance at DC9 was prefaced with an fabulous surprise. Local openers “Solar Powered Sun Destroyer” put on a truly epic live show. A five piece, they play a brand of melodic hardcore that draws equal amounts from Brian Eno and Isis. They don’t sound a whole lot like most DC hardcore bands that have existed thus far, which certainly isn’t a bad thing. Their sound veers into emo territory but is vicious and crushing quite often and never whiny. Overall they would fit well on a bill alongside other “post-metal” bands such as Pelican and Cult of Luna, but they certainly also fit well alongside The Appleseed Cast.” -ATEC396 - ATEC396


5 Song CD/EP- "Intromission" 2008
2 Song Free CD/Demo/Download- "Demonstration" 2009



Solar Powered Sun Destroyer, is a 5-Piece Indie/Rock/Ambient band from the Washington DC Metropolitan area.
They played their first show in June of 2008, and have since then released a 5 song CD/EP titled "Intromission" that was partially recorded by J.Robbins (Jawbox/Burning Airlines) and by Joe Mitra (Developing Nations).
SPSD has played up and down the east coast for the past year opening for and doing mini tours with bands such as; Circa Survive, The Appleseed Cast, Telescreen (Ex-Codeseven), Person L, The Life and Times, Paper Route, Anthony Green, Barcelona, Frodus, and many more.
In May of 2009, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer recorded a new 2 song CD/Demo titled "Demonstration" that is a brief representation of the full length album, which they are currently writing. The "Demonstration" songs are available for free download on their website and for free giveaway at their shows.

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