The Sunny Era
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The Sunny Era

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | INDIE

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | INDIE
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"Metro Magazine"

So, you need to know upfront, I am all about presentation. You don’t get very far with me if you don’t present well; I am just a bit shallow that way. So Minneapolis-based The Sunny Era caught my eye with their new CD, This Darkness of Love – its fetching Little Red Riding Hood big-eyed girl, her hand touching the ear of a mysterious big black wolf. The image, a cross between animé and sixties’ puppy dog-eyed paintings, is titled with Gothic lettering and sweet animation on their website. So, now you got my attention, but can you back up your sweet package with sweet music? Turns out, you can.

The troika (see how worldly they are?) of The Sunny Era creates an airy, yet lush tonality with their fusion of guitars, accordion, violin, clarinet, and percussion. Their self-proclaimed “kaleidoscopic” sound strives to “bring you from modern day rock to old world gypsy street music”, and their melancholy instrumentation and arrangements do just that. As classically trained musicians, they have found new exhilaration in performing original music with ethnic melodic strains. Inspired both by independent rock and traditional Eastern world music, The Sunny Era is a bit reminiscent of stronger vocal/melodic ensembles DeVotchKa (Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack) and Swell Season (Once inspiration and soundtrack). Definitely worth a good listen, and with the potential to be very interesting live, The Sunny Era presents, but more importantly, they back up a beautiful package with a worthwhile endeavor.
- Metro Magazine (Juanita Hickerson)

"Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine"

The Sunny Era’s second CD, This Darkness of Love, contains echoes of gypsy jazz, Eastern European folk melodies, French street music, and several other musical forms – yet the songs themselves feel entirely original. According to drummer Rob Foehl, this local band’s goal is to create music that’s “aurally and intellectually interesting” but still rocks a bit. The Sunny Era’s sound resists easy categorization, but when pushed, the band calls its aural adventures “independent rock world fusion.” - Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine (Tad Simons)

"NBC Kare 11"

It’s a great thing, they love their music and they love to play. - Gannett Company, Inc. (Corbin Seitz)

"The Pulse of the Twin Cities"

The Sunny Era have the kind of instant appeal that gets people to walk up to the counter and ask what’s playing when their stuff is in the store disc changer, kind of like that scene in “High Fidelity” with the Beta Band. - The Pulse of the Twin Cities (Steve McPherson)

"How Was The Show? Podcast"

I would love to see these guys live! - Minneapolis Cast

"Buzz Magazine"

The three-piece band who hail from Twin Cities use just about every instrument known to man over their album. Let The Sunny Era take you on a journey, you definitely won’t be disappointed.
- Buzz Magazine (Dave Griffiths)


Lost in the Sea of Ghosts, 2012
Gone Missing, 2011
This Darkness of Love, 2009
Connection Lost, 2006



The Sunny Era is a three-piece group from Minneapolis that continues to explore multiple instrumentation and rich orchestration to create songs that play on the striking contrast between bright and hopeful to dark and mysterious. Their latest release, Lost in the Sea of Ghosts showcases the artistic growth of the group, resulting in a record marked by driving rhythms, intriguing lyricism, and lush instrumental sounds.