Thunder Power

Thunder Power

 Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Elevator pitch. Elevator pitch. A lushly orchestrated experimental pop quartet. Elevator pitch. Yo La Tengo. Elevator pitch. Elevator pitch. Elevator pitch. Belle & Sebastian meets Grandaddy. Elevator pitch. Elevator pitch.

Biography

After six years of what seems to be an ever-revolving cast, Thunder Power remains the collective musical outlet of a group of friends residing in Omaha, anchored by constant members Alex Boardman, Will Silvey Simons and Ian Simons.

After putting out four EPs (two solo, two split), they’ve at long last released their debut LP, Volumes, out now on Slumber Party Records.

Volumes, recorded at ARC Studios in Omaha, features 11 tracks that capture the band’s musical approach of attempting to reach peak instrumental lushness, all balanced by the off-putting beauty (and sometimes frailness) of introverted songwriting.

TP has shared the stage with acts such as Tilly & the Wall, Mates of State, Scout Niblett, The Thermals and Joan of Arc, among others.

Notes:

-SXSW 2010 official artists
-CMJ 2009 official artists
-Their label (Slumber Party) has US distribution through Saddle Creek/ADA
-Their first UK single came out April 5, 2010 via Mono Music Records
-Daytrotter session? Check! 6/13/2009.

Press clips:

My Old Kentucky Blog
Thunder Power is a band that understands dynamics, recalling a Moe Tucker-fronted Velvet Underground with just a splash of Pixies. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

AV Club
Thunder Power manages to flesh it out in subtle ways and avoid over-tweeness, making for little moments that let some maturity and individuality show through.

The Needle Drop
I realize they have a forceful name, but their music is reminiscent of Belle and Sebastian: it's got an extremely catchy and whimsical feel to it.

Daytrotter
Thunder Power reminds us of the kind of simplicity that is all we need to survive on.

Under the Radar
Soulful twee-pop...you'll be humming...throughout the day.

NYC Taper
The band delivered a charged set that highlighted their “discomforting” yet beautiful indie pop.

Discography

-Love Yourself EP (Slumber Party, 2008)
-Friend Ships - split EP with Alessi's Ark (EMI/self-released, May 2009)
-And Everything After... EP (Slumber Party 2009)
-Daytrotter session (to be released in June 2009)
-Hearts Intersect EP - split with The 1959 Hat Co. (Slumber Party, March 2010)
-Volumes LP (Slumber Party 2012)

Single tracks:
-Take a Hike, UK/Europe single (Mono Music, April 2010)
-Take a Hike, featured on Mercedes Benz Mixtape #26 (2009)
-Balloons (2009), written for Birdsongs, Beesongs compilation on Norwegian label Eardrums Pop (it's on volume D of the comp)
-Jack the Tripper (2008), commissioned track for independent recording project on Peppermill Records

Set List

We play all originals but if you ask really nicely we might be able to play a cover or two. A 7 to 12 song set that's 30-60 minutes in length.