A fun night of Indie-pop at the Emerald Lounge!
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Sunshine & The Bad Things is a band that plays infectious pop psych-rock paired with a creative aesthetic. They first took form when lead songwriter Justin Lee and vocalist Valerie Phillips met while playing in the bands, “The Curious Crandalls” and “Jeff Markham and The Last Call”. One day Justin presented some songs he had written for Valerie to sing. Instantly realizing how well they worked together and how energetic, unconfined and fun this sound was, the fire was lit! In late 2010 they played their first show as a three piece with drummer Chris Carter and immediately following Heather Martini, Michael Thomson and Joseph Massie joined the ranks to make it a raging 6 piece.
The band spent the following months honing in their sound and recording their debut self-released album, which was selected as a standout local release of 2011 by the Mountain Xpress. Currently, S&TBT is very active playing shows, networking with bands, gaining press and recording material for their sophomore album due to be released fall of 2012.
Our sound has been described as power pop psychedelic rock with bits of mountain charm.
Scale Model is a new wave, indie pop/rock band from Nashville, TN. They combine complex instrumental structure with unique, catchy vocal & synth melodies to create a sound that transcends the staples of pop.
“Scale Model certainly seems inspired by New Romanticism, with four-on-the-floor beats, positive-minded, ambitious content and saccharine, synth-driven progressions.”
- D. Patrick Rodgers, Nashville Scene
“…Scale Model uses New Wave’s synthesis of propulsive rhythms from krautrock and disco as a foundation…letting Rox’s vocal melodies float on top like Nena or “Heart of Glass”-era Debbie Harry.”
-Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene
The members of The Fair and the Foul didn’t come together by any extraordinary accidents or miraculous happenings. Each of us sporadically came to know each other because of this one thing we had in common: the desperate, deliberate need to create, perform, and capture music. So, with the help of mutual friends and a handful of impromptu rehearsals, we found our groove and became a solidified group. In the last year, we have taken the difficult road towards recording an album, now we are proud to say that we finally have an album to call our own! A successful kickstarter campaign opened up a world of possibilities to us, and we are so grateful to our backers, family, and friends who made the album possible.