Flyway, Daytrotter and Free Shit

We're leaving tomorrow for our second "Two Fit Tour" (we drive in two Honda Fit's instead of one big tour van) to head to Pepin, Wisconsin to play the Flyway Film Festival Gala. It's at a winery and is sure to be super fancy, so I plan on wearing fancy Sven clogs to mark the occasion. I'm sure you wanted to know that. 

After FAF we're heading to Daytrotter to record some of the tunes on our up and coming record, so that people like you can hear them in a new light. (If you haven't pre-ordered the album yet, do so here.) Daytrotter is super cool for little bands like us because it gives us the opportunity to connect with people looking for new music. Of course not everyone likes our style, but we hope we can extend our reach a bit. And for like $30 a year, a Daytrotter subscription is a steal. 

Finally, free shit. Our best budz over at The Celebrity Cafe are giving away two free copies of A Ghost to Find. Sign up for it here, and if you win we—the band—will be sending it to you personally! How about that? 

Peace out, babes. 

XO

bk

What I've Been Listening To Lately

I've been singing since I can remember. I learned piano and guitar around age 12, was in musical theater most of my young life, and have a very musical and artistic family. Art has always been a part of my life. However, I grew up in an evangelical home, and most of what I chose to listen to was Christian worship music. It was pretty cutting edge compared to most music in the genre, but I didn't encounter much in the way of popular music. Now, being a 27 year old woman who doesn't listen to or participate in faith-based music any longer, I feel like I am constantly having to play catch up. I grew up writing my own pop songs, but didn't have much of a memory bank to refer to.

Luckily, I was introduced to Rdio. Similar to Spotify or other online music streamers (but way better, in my opinion), I have been given to keys to enter into listening to music new and old, something I missed out on as a young(er) person. This has been a really fun opportunity because I am discovering music I just totally missed out on as a kid. Here are a few artists that I've been tuning into lately. And sorry, they're all over the map. 

That's probably enough for today. Enjoy.

XO

bk

Official Release Details

24 days until our first full length record is released. It's pretty exciting. We worked really hard on this album, and with the help of some great friends/engineers/awesome people, we've produced something that I believe goes many step beyond our first EP, The Water, The Wave. 

So, here is how it's going down:

  • 11/4 our record will be made available digitally. You can pre-order it right now if you want (and get a download of our first single instantly!).
  • 11/7 is our record release celebration at Icehouse Minneapolis. Our friends in the band Votel are joining us (made up of members from Polica, Marijuana Deathsquads, Digitata, etc.) and they are amazing. Buy your tickets here! This show is 21+.
  • 11/23 we are playing an all ages show at The Soap Factory brought to you by Live Letters. This is going to be a very special night, and our friends in Magic Castles will be joining us for this one. This is a sit down show and will be very intimate, so please, join us. Tickets sale info will be up on the website ASAP.

A special shout out to Joe Mabbott at The Hideaway Studio. He added tons of awesome production value to this record. It wouldn't be anywhere near what it is today without him. Also, a shout out to our friend Joe Johnson who shot, edited, color corrected, and dealt with my (Brianna) general bullshit while filming our music video. The dude's a champ, that's for sure. 

Let's party at Icehouse November 7. 

XO

bk

Inspirations

Welcome to the SGGR blog.

I (Brianna) have three blogs of my very own, all on various topics, however none of them touch on music. It's funny, considering that music is such a big part of my life. So I thought, "why not give the Sun Gods a blog?" And with the click of the mouse, so it was born. 

All I really want to share today is a music video by Natasha Kahn aka Bat For Lashes. She is by far one of my favorite artists. I love her vocals, her style and her honesty. She really encompasses what it means to be a true songwriter, in my opinion. This video is a song colab that Natasha did with Jon Hopkins for the movie How I Live Now. It's not a particularly new piece of work for her, but I think it's lovely. Enjoy.