Sunshine Riot
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Sunshine Riot

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF | AFTRA

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2011
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Jun
27
Sunshine Riot @ Clyde's

Salem, New Hampshire, United States

Salem, New Hampshire, United States

Jun
26
Sunshine Riot @ Fête

Providence, Massachusetts, United States

Providence, Massachusetts, United States

Jun
12
Sunshine Riot @ Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

Music

Press


"Grit and the most raucous Americana sound that combines the angst of Nirvana with the temperament of Wilco"
-Rockwired.com (Albuquerque New Mexico)

"Wild"
-Sounds of Boston

"With resounding drum lines and a set of vocals that are Cobain-tinged, Sunshine Riot keep the tempo quick and inviting to listeners"
-Neufutur Magazine (Akron OH)

"This band has it all"
-Feedback Fury (Michigan)

"Great, Genre-defying songwriting"
-The Daily Dose (Providence)

"This vocal presence is clear-eyed and softly intimate, and yet, it's also a rockin’ one . . . raspy, ranty and maybe even a little out of hand!"
-Boston Band Crush (Boston)

"They’ve been described as Johnny Cash meets Curt Cobain and their relentless touring across the country is garnering them an ever growing fan base of college students and fans of original music that doesn’t suck"
-Skope Magazine

"Great, soulful band . . . a favorite of mine"
-George Dussault, 16 time Grammy nominated producer

"Their music and ability to connect with fans are just awesome"
-ampedsounds.com - various


The record has a roots rock sound with a splash of punk thrown in here and there. - Reviewed by Eldon McGraw - May 28, 2012 Feedbackfury.com


C.D. On Songs: Sunshine Riot // "Cotton Fevour"
On 12.06.11 | In C.D. On Songs | by C.D. Di Guardia

It is December. Ignore the sweat trickling down your brow and remember that. I feel the need to remind you of this, because I am otherwise worried that you’ll be all “This show is on December 9 – it feels like I have months until then!” and then you’ll run the risk of missing Sunshine Riot’s gig this Friday night at the Middle East Downstairs. And then you’ll feel like a huge dummy, and we all know you are not. So pay attention. And listen on.

Sunshine Riot – “Cotton Fevour”[Download It!]

These guys try to trick us. Ok, maybe they’re not duplicitous; we had to expect some sort of to-do from someone with the word “riot” in their name. Yet they start out “Cotton Fevour” in almost solemn style, looking us earnestly in the eye and singing in soft, hush-hush tones. They even use the British totally wrong spelling of the word, to throw us off. Like that’s gonna be the whole song. As if! The track shows its true colors in a rollicking, rasping kick-ahead of a movement, and we’re all “Ah, so that’s how it is, Sunshine Riot. That’s how it is.”

The contrasting sections give this track a nice one-two feel, as if the song itself is going through natural progressions of emotion and energy. The key to this contrast is its overarching theme and sound – something that ties the two parts together in their difference; I guess that is why it is “overarching,” in that it arches right over the thematic walls you expect to appear between parts of a song that are sort of slow and soft and ones that are loud and raucous.

The song’s transformations to and from its two modes of being are clearly depicted in the vocal performance, which, while obviously being the voice of the same person, changes drastically to fit both feels. The quieter vocal presence is clear-eyed and softly intimate, whereas the rockin’ one is raspy, ranty and maybe even a little out of hand. The wildcard of the vocal ushers the song through its paces, and serves as a capable companion for the listener. That’s you. - Boston Band Crush


"Great . . . genre-defying songwriting going on here." - The Daily Dose


"The band Sunshine Riot put everything onthe line and come out winners with a full length CD (almost a rarity in the age of the EP) filled with a bunch of melodies, grit and the most raucous Americana sound that combines the angst of Nirvana with the temeperament of Wilco."
-Brian Lush - RockWired Magazine - RockWired Magazine


"Sunshine Riot is able to immediately impress listeners."
J McQuiston - NeuFutur Magazine - Neufuture Magazine


"Sunshine Riot is a breath of fresh for alot of us who just can’t wait for this harsh winter to be over. Maybe it’s a bit naive of me to put it like this, but the group’s mission is definitely clear... Definitely a talented bunch in my book. And I’ve read ALOT of books! "

Douglas Garnett - Skope Magazine - Skope - Diverse Music Coverage for the Digital Age


"Check them out. They deserve to be on your radar." - The Falcon's Nest


Discography

2009 The Cure for Sleep EP

2013 A Fresh Bottle and a Brand New Day (LP)

2014 Black Coffee Sigh (LP)

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Bio

Sunshine Riot is a nationally touring indie band out of Boston whose sound has been aptly described as Johnny Cash meets Kurt Cobain.

With a live show that delivers killer music and incredible energy, this old school get-up-and-go-wild rock and roll foursome have garnered favorable press everywhere from Michigan, to Nashville, to New York and established a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the game today. Sunshine Riot delivers honest, American music. We are who you are.

Check out their brand new record, "A Fresh Bottle & A Brand New Day" available now on Itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and everywhere else.

"Grit and the most raucous Americana sound that combines the angst of Nirvana with the temperament of Wilco"-Rockwired.com (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 

"They have been described as Johnny Cash meets Curt Cobain and their relentless touring across the country is garnering them an ever growing fan base of college students and fans of original music that doesn't suck"-Skope Magazine


"You'll run the risk of missing Sunshine Riots gig this Friday night at the Middle East Downstairs. And then youll feel like a huge dummy, and we all know you are not. So pay attention. And listen on."
-Boston Band Crush (Boston)

"This band has it all"
-Feedback Fury (Michigan)

"Great, Genre-defying songwriting"
-The Daily Dose (Providence)

"This vocal presence is clear-eyed and softly intimate, and yet, it's also a rockin one . . . raspy, ranty and maybe even a little out of hand!"
-Boston Band Crush (Boston)

"Great, soulful band . . . a favorite of mine"
-George Dussault, 16 time Grammy nominated producer

"Their music and ability to connect with fans are just awesome" - ampedsounds.com

"With resounding drum lines and a set of vocals that are Cobain-tinged, Sunshine Riot keep the tempo quick and inviting to listeners"-Neufutur Magazine (Akron OH)

"Wild"-Sounds of Boston

Band Members