Biography Sunspot is the KISS of geek-rock and Van Halen for Nerds. It's all the fun of flashy rock but with the satisfaction of substance over style. With monster choruses, face-melting guitar solos, and sweet harmonies, Sunspot brings the swagger of the stadium to the pocket-protected masses.
Their concerts are as enjoyable to watch as they are to hear. While fearlessly engaging the audience through obscure pop culture references (crowd favorite "Scott Bakula" is a testament to that, even being used by the man himself, as the theme for his 50th birthday party), clever and often bitingly funny interplay between the band members, and an action packed performance- Sunspot never forgets that the audience is just as part of the show as they are.
For the past year, the Madison power-pop trio has been working on their most ambitious musical experiment yet- coming up with a brand new single and video and releasing it each month. The second single and video from the set, "Sweet Relief", just won "Video of the Year" honors at this year's Madison Area Music Awards. Their new CD/DVD set, Singularity, released in the summer of 2009, is the collection of these singles and videos.
Sunspot has already opened for Death Cab for Cutie, Hot Hot Heat, Sponge, SevenMaryThree, Pilot to Gunner, and House of Large Sizes. Even punk legend Milo Aukerman joined Sunspot on stage for a show-stopping rendition of Descendents' classic, "Hope."
In 2004, their sophomore album, "Loser of the Year" was named Album of the Year by the Madison Area Music Awards. In April of the following year, members of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awarded Sunspot its highly coveted Group of the Year designation.
Sunspot's hit South by Southwest, Midpoint Music Festival, Millennium Music Conference, and has toured coast to coast. They're constantly performing throughout the Midwest supporting their new material.
Eat Out My Heart Ah, there's nothing like hearing from an ex that makes the blood boil and brings out the worst in everyone. Who wants to hear about how great their life is going?
Grand Guignol Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol was where Parisians used to go to get shocked. We all know someone who loves drama and this song is for them.
Neanderthal We immerse themselves in images of gore, death, and murder. We get to engage our inner caveman. Is there a psychological toll to this devolution?
Scott Bakula An ode to one of the greatest actors of our time.
Square Root of All Evil Money is what we're all desperate for and what everyone dreams of having, but if you had all the money in the world, what would you do? This is what you'd do if you were a total bunghole.