Saturday, May 21
The Afterlife, Algona, IA
Mankato Solstice | Sunday, June 19
Land of Memories Park, Mankato, MN
About Bring the Sun
Bring the Sun is a 4-piece alternative rock band from Mankato, Minnesota. With influences that are wide-ranging and unique–Bring the Sun draws some inspiration from bands such as Tool, Deftones, Dream Theater, Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Devin Townsend and Pink Floyd. Their music has been described as having “a unique and interesting sound - one you don’t find often in a small city like Mankato, (with) such variety in their sound and style that they can’t be pigeon-holed into one category or another. They have a tight, heavy, grinding metal sound, but they also have pop hooks that can’t be denied.”
Kat Baumann’s vocals have been described as “haunting and ethereal” with thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing alto melodies comparable at times to Norah Jones or Dido. Kat’s unique keyboard and synthesizer accents add a special layer of sonic landscape to their progressive sound. Clark “The Wolf” Baker’s guitar work confidently drives the ebb and flow of Bring the Sun’s music using a dynamic style that moves seamlessly between delicate and clean, grinding distorted progressions, and potent, melodic leads. Mark Hedlund contributes intricate and sometimes even rhapsodic bass lines that dance skillfully around, under, and through the music. Mark also layers smooth, yet powerful backup vocals that compliment and accentuate Kat’s vocals for a characteristic combination. Scott Rahe’s drumming ranges from subtle and selective to aggressive and relentless, but it always maintains a driving rhythmic foundation for the music.
One reviewer said of Bring the Sun’s live performance, “Their stage energy is strong, and I get goosebumps watching them perform this material.” They’ve shared the stage with prominent acts such as Taproot, American Head Charge, Saliva, Fuel and Wayland.
Bring the Sun has recently released their current EP “Ghost” with help from a very successful Kickstarter campaign. The single “Death Pigeon” reviewed as having “some of the heaviest sounds of the disc, mixed with amazing pop hooks. It’s a song that won’t soon leave your head.”
Copyright © 2016 Bring the Sun