CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXXIX - TUES APR 6TH - 7:30-10 PM
TEAM GENIUS
SUNROOM

"It doesn't take exceptionally high IQs to realize the power of bouncy synths and endless falsettos, but it helps." - CMJ

"Their material reveals a band with a sophisticated understanding of pop music, honing in on gliding harmonies and bright, boxy choruses." - L Magazine

"There isn't a moment in their songs and performances lacking in joy." - JohnnyLeather.com - Your New Favorite Band

"Like Early Paul Simon vs. Schroeder from Peanuts"

No joke, that is a real - albeit drunken - description of Sunroom's sound. Sunroom is a New York Folksicana group from the outer boroughs of the Big Apple. They play simple, unpolished, and alive music - reminiscent of early Paul Simon - which combines with a soulful and introspective lyricism akin to Elliott Smith. Old-fashioned yet distinctly modern, Sunroom likes to tear up the Book of Song, throw the pieces onto the floor, and gleefully dance upon the remnants - usually with a pair of shoes that couldn't get any more folk, early rock n' roll, or jazz stuck in the soles.

Their debut self-titled CD - Sunroom - is a collection of songs recorded live in a tiny East Village apartment on a hot June weekend. Aiming for a record that is refreshingly minimalistic and performance-based, they adopted the old-fashioned oft- forgotten "one-take" approach - most likely 'cause they couldn't bear thinking they'd be recording their parts of each song in separate rooms and at separate times. They love playing together too much for that. That being said, they did go to a proper studio to get the songs mastered by a cool fella named Fred Kevorkian, who has mastered albums by (WARNING: name-dropping ahead) Regina Spektor, Ryan Adams, and Willie Nelson to name a few.

Sunroom is Ryan Hobler (Songsmith, Vocalist, Guitarist) & Ethan Halpern (Bassist) plus a handful of awesome friends with lots of skills!

LISTEN TO TEAM GENIUS LISTEN TO SUNROOM
CROSS-POLLINATION CCLXXIX ::: Tuesday, APR 6TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - TEAM GENIUS | myspace.com/teamgeniusmusic
8:45 - SUNROOM | youtube.com/user/sunroommusic | myspace.com/sunroommusic
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft TEAM GENIUS & SUNROOM!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero