Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunflower and the Seeds - This One's On Us

Kyra Schenck: acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Jovan Mann: electric guitar, vocals
Alex Denney: bass, vocals
Cory Metrick: drums

A cool blend of impassioned vocals by Kyra and billowing rock guitar licks and a southern/rock beat make this a repeatedly listened to EP that doesn't get cycled off my iPod. Defiantly another Jersey band to watch, plant these seeds in your ears they are going to bloom big! Go ahead download these four songs from their EP 'This One's On Us'  My favorite song is 'Sweet Escape' so good.  Follow them on Twitter and stay up to date.

Sunflower and the Seeds - Jellyfish Sunrise.mp3
Sunflower and the Seeds - Apocalypse.mp3
Sunflower and the Seeds - Rain Or Shine.mp3
Sunflower and the Seeds - Sweet Escape.mp3

Sunflower and the Seeds is a 6-piece folk/rock jam band from north New Jersey that started out as Kyra "Sunflower" Schenck's acoustic act. Shortly, after appearing on the New Jersey open-mic scene in 2007, Kyra joined a local jam band where she met blues-based lead guitarist Teddy Owen and drummer Joe Huster.

The three of them became friends instantly, and after the project's demise, she began to realize her true passion and vision: to spread positive vibes and thoughts through music and lyrics. Upon her decision to front her own band, it seemed only natural to include both Joe and Teddy. Boyfriend and bassist Alex Denney and experienced keyboardist (and father) Bo Schenck finalized the band line-up to help bring this vision to reality.

Soon after the band started to play live, drummer Joe Huster, suggested to the rest of the group that long-time friend and guitarist Jovan Mann should join the group. Reluctant to include another guitarist in the band, they decided to give Jovan a chance and let him sit-in for a show. Impressed with Jovan's guitar playing, musical sensibility, and personality it was decided that he was a good fit within the band and was included to round out the final line-up for Sunflower and the Seeds.


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