Vintage Suns
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Vintage Suns

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"VENTS Magazine Q&A Interview"

Vintage Suns has a new two-page interview spread in the new issue of VENTS Magazine!

You can also read the interview on page 78-79 of the digital magazine here: - VENTS Magazine

"Exclusive Music Video Premiere and Review"

Here’s an exclusive Something Else! premiere of “Garbage,” a video advancing the San Francisco-based Vintage Sun‘s rocking new eponymous EP. Guitar-focused, yet melodic, “Garbage” heralds a five-song release that harkens back as much to Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin as it does to the Gin Blossoms and the Beach Boys.

Led by vocalist and guitarist Nick Tara, the Marin County rockers also include guitarist and second singer Downey Orrick, drummer Elliott Starno and bassist David Alvarez. (Orrick takes over lead vocals on “So Sweet” from the new EP.) Though all in their early- to mid-20s, the Vintage Suns sound — which grew out of a partnership between Downey and Elliott in a previous band — is marked by a throwback reliance on flesh-and-blood sounds.

“We believe in musical proficiency and using real instruments only,” they say. “No auto-tune, no computers. Just the raw ingredients of rock and roll.”

The clip for “Garbage” was filmed in the Santa Barbara area, and directed by Eryn Brydon. The Vintage Suns EP is due on November 18, 2014. An EP release performance is set for December 4, 2014, at the HopMonk Tavern in Navato, California.

They recorded at Hyde St. Studios in San Francisco, as well as a private residence in Mill Valley, California. (Clearly, they’ve got much cooler neighbors than we do.) Andrew Capra of Brave Citizens served as producer; Paul Logus, who has previously worked with Anthrax and Public Enemy, mixed Vintage Suns in New York City.

- See more at: - Something Else!

"Vintage Suns Releases New Album"

Next, from San Francisco, CA comes the debut EP from the exciting new rock band Vintage Suns. The five song EP brings back that classic hard rock sound of the seventies with a modern, sunshine California vibe. Beginning with the edginess of "No Matter" and the guitar riffs of "Garbage" you get a sense that Vintage Suns are the link between modern hard rock and the sunset strip metal of the late eighties. The band excels with the addictive chorus of "Poison," before closing the album with the mellow, acoustic "unplugged" sounding "Sun Shines." To find out more about Vintage Suns and their debut EP, please visit - Record-Journal

"SF's Major Classic Rock Radio Station"

A buzzworthy band found right here in the Bay Area. I dig it!

-Jaeger - 107.7 The Bone KSAN


Vintage Suns (EP)



Vintage Suns is an original rock band from San Francisco, California. The 4-piece group crafts their music by combining the fundamentals of rock and roll with exciting new day essentials like catchy hooks, singable choruses, and soul-warming harmonies.

After they started playing clubs around San Francisco, their energetic meld of rock and power-pop drew comparisons to some of rock and roll's finest. Their eponymous debut album displays a huge spectrum of inspirations from rock's past and present, The Beach Boys to Gin Blossoms, and everything in-between. Boasting stellar musicianship and songwriting, it’s hard not to rock out while listening to their soul-shaking foray into their own corner of rock ’n’ roll.

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