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Son Of The Sun

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Son of the Sun formed in early 2007 with two members living on opposite sides of the country. Joseph Stocker (guitar, keyboards) lived in New York and Zak Ward (lead vocals, guitar) lived in California. Once band mates and friends, the two experimented with their reflective, lush, “wall of sound” musical tastes over the internet, swapping files which eventually brought about their first E.P. in 2008 Before the After. After Zak moved back to New York the duo went on to add Jeremy Franklin (guitar), Steve Matthews (bass), and Brandon Delmont (drums).

Before the After was received with open arms on the upstate New York music scene bringing in positive reviews. Among them was The Buffalo News who selected SOTS as a “band to watch” in 2009. Playing local shows and touring regionally developed the bands sound into what is described as encompassing elements of groups such as Band of Horses, The Kinks, Gram Parsons, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

In June of 2010 Son of the Sun released their first full-length album The Happy Loss. With the help of co-producer Mike Brown, the album was recorded in part at Temperamental Recordings in Geneseo, NY and mixed by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) at Sound of Music Recording Studios in Richmond, VA. Throughout 2010 Son of the Sun continued to tour from the midwest to the east coast and support national headlining acts in the Upstate NY area. With every show sold out at the local level, the band has been able to expand their fan base regionally.

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