Sunward

Sunward

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Merging melodic song craft with psychedelically infused sounds, Sunward’s music moves in a refreshing direction somewhere between dream-pop and space rock.

Biography

Sunward is composed of vocalist/ violinist / guitarist Doug Kershaw, guitarist/ lap steel Jerko Dabelic, bassist David Perry, keyboardist Andrew Klein and drummer Dave Karnes. Sunward’s members hail from bands that have toured nationally and heard their CDs spun on college and commercial radio across the country. The band first debuted in 2002 at the North Texas New Music Festival in Dallas. Merging melodic song craft with psychedelically infused sounds, Sunward’s music moves in a refreshing direction somewhere between dream-pop and space rock. While their compositions are steeped in lush, heady audioscapes painted by atmospheric violin, guitar and synthesizers, Sunward never abandons the most important element of a rock song, the melody. Drawing influence from such contemporaries as Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev and the traditions of Pink Floyd and The Beatles, the resulting style is a quirky retro-pop that is both cerebral and catchy. Sunward recently released their debut EP entitled, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Horses," and are currently playing shows and recording their follow-up release, "This Light Bright".

Discography

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Horses" (2005)
"This Light Bright" (Currently in production)

Set List

Astronaut
Lemons to Lemurs
The Alchemist
Morning After
Specimen
Rest of Us
Dragonflies
Out of Reach
Crystaline Spine
Bending Spoons