If there were a punk band in the swing era of American music The Sundresses would be that band.
Formed in 2002 in Cincinnati as a joke, sort of, the band had its first show booked before its first practice, and The Sundresses have been freaking out people ever since. In 2003 the band self-produced a full-length album, The Only Tourist In Town, for their friends in the Ohio River Valley. To their surprise, not only did people at home want to hear, but lots of other people wanted a listen as well. In fact, this bands ninth out of town show was South By Southwest 2004.
Since then they have performed in cities and towns from the Rockies of Colorado to the nor' easters of Maine, and most points in between. The Sundresses are three people, but they use two drummers, two singers, two guitar players and one fine ass-swinging and stomping five-foot-tall bass player. the Sundresses put on a live show unlike any other. no fire, no auto tune, just three highly intuitive musicians with really loud amplifiers and drums and voices singing loud words loudly. Some say fuck machines, others say political subversives, everybody wants to dance.
With four consecutive SXSW's performed, many women swooned and many hands shook, the Sundresses have completed a healthy 15-song full-length, titled "Barkinghaus".
The Sundresses have played with shit tons of bands, too many to remember, but I bet you, fine reader, have heard of some of them.
Label: ALL NIGHT PARTY, LLC