SUNBEAM RD. (Record Release), SAD BASTARD BOOK CLUB, CASEY CHISHOLM
Sunbeam Rd., a Bay Area four piece, craft a tense and expansive sound via psychedelic guitars, purposeful melodies, and restraint. Willing to fall apart completely exploring the margins of harmonic rock, their live shows can toe the edge of cacophony. At their best they reach into hook-laden, fuzz-saturated trance states. The band juxtaposes the concerns of three distinct songwriters, all hailing from the same small town, and all recent art school graduates: Trevor Hacker and his layered guitar anthems, brother Clive Hacker’s minimal chamber rock, and Harrison Pollock’s angular feedback work-outs. Filling out the lineup is art librarian and guitar bender, Cody Hennesy. The band carves new spaces out of old friendships, striving to document strange new dialogues in sound.
Sad Bastard Book Club