Sunshine Behavior

Sunshine Behavior

BandRockAlternative

Talent, Passion & Charisma that Rocks like crazy! And, just like a box of Cracker Jacks... a surprise in every song :) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Visit us at - sunshinebehavior.com sunshinebehaviorfans.com

Biography

Sunshine Behavior is an Indie/Rock/Alt band from the Twin Cities.

Once Upon a Time: Jimmy Lyback, bass guitarist, and Justin Schommer, guitarist, knew each other as kids when their fathers played in the same band (and still do.) Jimmy and Justin would be boys together, “hanging out, getting lost in the woods.” They grew into young men and ended up both getting lost in the music when, in 1999 and still in college, Jimmy started a band called Velveteen, and asked Justin to play guitar.

Fast Forward: In 2005, Jimmy’s band underwent a growth/change period and now with a drummer (Jeremy Krueth) they only needed a front man, a lead singer. They ran ads in the City Pages for weeks and weeks, and after 60 auditions, the band mates were getting a bit weary. Then, Harley Wood walked in. “We liked his hair,” they all say, laughing. And when Harley started to sing, they knew right away it was a perfect fit.

Their Magic Act: It’s not just the prosaic, powerful and poignant lyrics. It’s not just the way the music so exquisitely follows the intent of those lyrics, like two people riding on a tandem bike. It’s not just that these guys each have their own magnetism and individual talent. It’s not just that the tunes are relatable, the music is approachable, that pieces of songs seem to get stuck in your head. It’s more than all of that. It’s some kind of magic.

Peace and Love: It’s as old as the sixties but as fresh as today for this band. Really and truly. From the band mates: “Look, we aren’t into the projection of that’s out there with some music. How creative is that? There are so many more descriptive words besides . We’re all about the positive. Learning from our mistakes. Always moving forward. Even within our lyric structures, we do move through the dark stuff. It’s part of living. We want to do music that will make people stop beating themselves up for 3 to 4 minutes at a time.”

The Band’s Name: After much ado regarding this matter, one night the band was having beers at a local Irish bar and saw these words on a coaster: “May the sunshine warm upon last night’s behavior.” That was it. Done.

The Behavior: There is a groove this band has, a vibe that is very subtle, but after observing them, you see they really do like one another. Watching Jimmy and Justin physically back to back, jamming out on a song, you know there’s a bond there. “Egos kill, that is the X factor in any band. We’re brothers. We all bring a different, but necessary, spice to the pot.”

Think For Yourself: This band encourages listeners to go beyond what the media/record company conglomerates try to force-feed consumers. “Try new things musically. And don’t forget, we’re also a good work out band! We’re very ADD-friendly.”

Direction headed: “Straight to the top.”
Their inspirations: Each other. Music, all kinds. And fans. “You dream of performing songs and then you look down and see that the fans know all the words. Our fans put gas in our tank.”

Says It All: From the band’s song “Today” —

“…I have the passion like you do, compassion alongside it too.

I have the music you feel, it moves me, speaks, and makes me real.”

Lyrics

APRIL'S FOOLS

Written By: Sunshine Behavior

Were did I go last night I cant seem to remember
There’s been a whole lot of fooling around
And I’ve not seen a doctor to be picked apart
Cause I’m afraid there is something wrong

I’ve been afflicted with an urge and temptation
Just one of April’s Fools down to the very last drop
Soon May will come with its vibrant color
How to be annoyed
At the ones with the same path as you

Now I’ve spoke words of wisdom
to blindly lead myself further
I’ve taken you for all that you’ve got
A few more fear induced stumbles
Coming out of the walk
Just as many when we talk

Coming around again once more a full circle
Four left turns and then four right
What is it that I’ve not accepted that keeps on leering its head at me
And leading me here
Right back to this spot?

Cush out this fire
It’s been burning me up on the inside
My wrists have grown weary sweeping up this mess
I’m feeling so fickle
And have not seen the sun in days
So could you pass me some pessimism please?

Let’s speak of another tone
One equate to greatness
And finally get this off our chests

Cause I’ve been afflicted with an urge and temptation
Just one of April’s Fools down to the very last drop
Soon May will come with its vibrant color
How to be annoyed
At the ones with the same path as you

Happy April’s Fools ...

PEDISTAL

Written By: Sunshine Behavior

Hello little Miss Sensitivity
Do you like my words
Are they easily finding your ear?
And have you gone and placed me in my proper category
Is the story of me in your head ringing clear?

I've been known to make a living off of being outspoken
Hell its been my job to get you to believe in the show
Now just cause I'm in the lime light of your admiration
Doesn’t mean you have to place me on your pedestal

You say I am beautiful
But you hardly even know me yet
And then you say I'm graceful
But you don’t even know

I'm not one to be easily figured out
No I'm not all that predictable
You never know what I might do next
So Little Miss S.
I am sorry but I’m going to have to leave you with your doubt

I thank you for that piece of your heart
And all your blessings that came on so damn thick
But what you see now
Will be so hard to compete with a few days from now
Right now we're healthy
But so easily we fall

You say I'm your best friend
But you hardly even know me yet
And then you say I'm trouble
But you don’t even know

I'm not one to be easily figured out
No I'm not all that predictable
You never know what I might do next
So Little Miss S.
I am sorry but I’m going to have to leave you with your doubt

You say I'm the next big thing
But you hardly even know me yet
And then you say I'm oh so patient.

HOW LONG?

Written By: SUNSHINE BEHAVIOR

How long till I feel comfortable being on the same page?
How long till I feel accomplished and finally proud?
How long?
How long will I want full body workout in only two pills?
How long will I continue to judge as a means to observe?
I ask How long
cause I am always the first to run.

How long will I continue to drink in excess?
How long till I completely destroy my one and only temple?
This is for all those times that I have asked how long
Cause I am always the first to run
I am only going to ask this once
How long
How long

BESIDES YOU

Written By: SUNSHINE BEHAVIOR

You’re not the only one to be down
How foolish of you
You’re not the only person to feel now
There are others besides you

Did you find your face at the bottom of your bottle?
Suddenly you seem to walk right through walls
Your sympathy is made so easily
By the shallow depths in your eyes
So hush hush now and go to bed

You’re not the only one to be down
How foolish of you
You’re not the only person to feel now
Cause there are others besides you

A few more seconds upon this subject
Before its tossed onto the next substance
Another random pill
More time and more pain to kill
You are the hunted
And you are the gun
So hush hush now and go to bed

You’re not the only one to be down
How foolish of you
You’re not the only person to feel now
Cause there are others besides you

Basking entirely in a shadow of your doubt
Another tissue torn another heart rips out
Too many times you’ve closed your eyes to prepare to fall
Sooner or later it’s just too much to catch it all
Please try to feel beyond your skin
Bags aside and learn how to breath again
All worn out from running with your eyes closed
Trust me now and soon the truth be told
So hush hush now and go to bed

You’re not the only one to be down
How foolish of you
You’re not the only person to feel now
Cause there are others besides you

THE ONE

Written By: SUNSHINE BEHAVIOR

It's been three long years
And what have we got to show for it
Somewhere down the line did you find love within the mix
Or did you find yourself a closet full of brand new outfits?
Tell me are you the one?

It's been three long years
And what have we got to show for it?
Well we never had that baby
Hell, we can barely take care of a dog
Now how are we supposed to make love
When we can barely get along?
Tell me are you the one?

There is one who can break me down
Bring out the best of me
That same one can easily wear me out.
One that’s to lead me to those higher heights
But instead kicks my ass to the ground
Now tell me are you the one?

Cause right now I don’t think you’re the right one for me.

There is one who can break me down
Bring out the best of me
That same one can easily wear me out.
One that’s to lead me to those higher heights
But instead kicks my ass to the ground
Now tell me, are you the one?

Cause right now I don’t think you’re the right one for me.
No no that right one, that right one,
The right one for me

VICODIN VICKY

Written By: SUNSHINE BEHAVIOR

Vicodin Vicky never feels any pain
Sitting alongside of Miss Mary Jane
Under an umbrella staying out of the rain
She’s keeping her beauty but loosing the sane

Seemingly happy she yells when she cums
Yet teasingly clenched she remains so numb
Saddest little story that’s ever been told
Such gracious beauty and so daringly bold
Possibly the only one there’s been
But don’t get to close
She can’t let you in

When I found her, in a darkened bar
Medicated on her shining star
Leaving no gap open as she’s feeling so clear
The mic in her hand was a bottle of beer
The cigarette in her other hand was burning so bright
I can still remember her face that night
As the rest of the room lay quiet
With their eyes on the girl
And one by one by one they’d enter her world

Vicodin Vicky
Doesn’t feel any pain
Vicodin Vicky
Doesn’t feel any pain

Her views are apparent
They're worn though her life
From those youthful tales
To the widowed wife
Make believe adventures relived in her head
The past has her present leaving her future
So cold and dead

Discography

Sold out our First Born (Demo CD), and now our LONG AWAITED Debut full length CD is available! Self-titled "Sunshine Behavior", it was recorded at Winterland Studios. They have put their heart and souls into this one AND IT SHOWS!

Set List

1. Semi-Hitched
2. April's Fools
3. My Girls
4. Letter
5. Entire Town
6. Sentimental Gentlemen
7. Vicodin Vicky
8. The One
9. Same Ol' Same Ol'
10. Besides You
11. Today
12. Shut it Off

And others...

All original!

Our sets generally run 45 min to 2 hours