Sun Hotel at SXSW


Sun Hotel:
2:15 PM – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E 6th St) [RSVP]


Sun Hotel:
2:00 PM – Indie Ambassador/Shure Microphones Bus Session (6th St)
6:00 PM – The Howlin’ Wolf & Funky Bat Showcase @ Lucy’s (506 West Ave) [RSVP]
8:15 PM – KVRX Showcase @ Spider House (2908 Fruth St) [RSVP]
1:30 AM – DESTROY ALL PARTIES @ French House (710 W 21st St) [RSVP]


Sun Hotel
10:00PM – Sanchez Garden Party (1605 Sanchez St) [RSVP]


Sun Hotel:
11:11 AM – KVRX Video Session (3502 Duval St)


Sun Hotel:
12PM (midnight) – Texas is Funny Records Showcase (310 E 6th St) [RSVP]

As always, more shows/details to be added as SXSW approaches. Hope to see you there!


Chinquapin Records Presents: Maps & Atlases with Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus

Chinquapin Records Presents:

Maps & Atlases with Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus

Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos ($12) Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos + 18×24" Poster ($20) Buy 18×24" Poster ($15)

Dear Friends,

We wanted to let you know about a really exciting show we've got coming up in a few weeks. We along with our best friends in Caddywhompus and Chinquapin Records are hosting Chicago's own math-folk heroes Maps & Atlases on March 10th at One Eyed Jacks. We'll be selling tickets through the Chinquapin Records website, and each presale ticket includes an album of unreleased Caddywhompus demos. We're also selling a limited run of fifty screen printed posters by Houston artist Shelby Hohl. Here's Chris from Caddywhompus showing one off:

We really cannot express how stoked we are to be able to bring you this show. Hope to see you there!


Sun Hotel

We’re playing Chinquapin Records’ Mardi Gras Chindig – A Mardi Gras Ball

We just finished putting together a lot of exciting shows this spring, and we really wanted to tell y’all about them.

We’re really excited to be playing as a part of Chinquapin Records‘ upcoming Chindig 04 this Mardi Gras! This will be the first of two nights at Cafe Prytania (right off the parade route), after all that day’s parades and debauchery have officially ended. We’ll be playing with our best friends in Country Club and Vox & the Hound, and we’ll be playing some brand new jams and old goodies.

RSVP to the Mardi Gras Ball

Also, check out this video from our most recent Holiday Soiree with Country Club in December!

“Got Along” (Acoustic) Live From Austin, TX 1/1/2012

Hey guys,

We’ve had a really great week on tour so far with our best buds Caddywhompus. After spending a rowdy New Year’s Eve playing a house party in Austin, we woke up the next morning and decided to shoot a video in front of some of the debris. Included is the scorched carcass of a couch that got incinerated (and got the fire department called) on the bonfire.

It was pretty nuts. Big thanks to T, Trevs, and Sean for helping us and the rest of the Chinquapin fam make New Years 2012 in Austin a night never to forget. Also THX CHRIS REHM and Harrison Smith for editing this sweet video.

Hope you enjoy! If you’d like a copy of the audio for jamming purposes, use the link below.

Download: Works Progress March 2012 - Willow, Without Feathers, Grave (1195)

Click here to check out our remaining tour dates.

Also! We’ve got some new t-shirts available up online at our store! Give them a look and buy one if you’d like! We’ll be sure to ship em out to you real quick like regardless of whether or not we’re still on the road.

Thanks for listening!


Weezer Throwback

Dear friends,

We’re really excited about our Throwback show coming up this Friday at the Republic NOLA. Throwback is a weekly dance party with bands playing some of their favorite covers from the 80’s and 90’s.

We decided to make this Throwback a really special one though.

We’re going to be playing one of our favorite records, Weezer’s Blue Album in its entirety.

The show’s going to start at 10, and is $5.


Hope to see you there!



PS: Check out this video of our last show at Republic. Filmed & Edited by Matt.


Day 9 – Winston-Salem, NC

Picture this: 8:00 AM. I’m asleep on a half-deflated air mattress with T-bird Scurlock when we both get tackled into consciousness by the most excited pitbull puppy I’ve ever seen. I follow this new friend out onto the porch and remember that I’d been sleeping ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN in Asheville, NC.

We had a short drive ahead of us to Winston-Salem, so we took a few hours off to go swimming in a waterfall just outside of Valdese, NC. The falls were freezing cold and I fell down some slippery cliffs, but the whole thing was a pretty awesome experience, After we got our fill of rocks and cave jewels, we got back on the short road to Win-Salem.

We were headed to the Garage, a place we first played on our Behind Enemy Lines tour in 2010. We played with the Turbo Pro Project, a combination bluegrass/hip-hop band with a rapper, a DJ, a double bass and an electric banjo player. We had a really long slot to fill, so we ended up playing most of Team Spirit and Coast in order. Really fun, and really strange.

The crowd was sparse, but we made some really good friends of Beth, Bryan, and Bryan, who decided to stick around for the show and let us stay in their house (and gave us some pizza).


Caddywhompus EP Release + FULL Summer Tour Schedule

Dear friends,

Our BFF’s in Caddywhompus are putting out their new EP ‘The Weight” this Saturday. This four-song EP will be released on Chinquapin Records and Community Records, and we’ll be playing the release party at Studio 3 with Ballzack, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Empress Hotel. [RSVP Here]

Also wanted to let you guys know where we’ll be heading this summer. Here’s the full schedule:
5/13 Jackson, MS – Ole Tavern
5/14 Mobile, AL – The Blind Mule
5/15 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
5/16 Memphis, TN – The Buccaneer
5/17 Nashville, TN – The End
5/18 Murfreesboro, TN – Houssellhoff
5/19 Knoxville, TN – Longbranch Saloon
5/20 Asheville, NC – Mo Daddy’s
5/21 Winston-Salem, NC – The Garage
5/22 Richmond, VA – The Triple
5/23 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
5/24 West Chester, PA – Fennario
5/25 Philadelphia, PA – Chinquapin Records Bedroom Session
5/26 Philadelphia, PA – The Station
5/27 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall
5/28 Hartford, CT – BOMB Fest @ Comcast Theatre
5/29 Brooklyn, NY – DAY OFF, let’s chill?
5/30 New York, NY – Pianos
5/31 Boston, MA – Plough & Stars
6/01 Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
6/02 Chicago, IL – TBA
6/03 St. Louis, MO – TBA
6/04 Denton, TX – TBA
6/05 Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest @ Eleanor Tinsley Park
6/06 Lafayette, LA – TBA
6/07 Ruston, LA – TBA
6/08 Little Rock, AR – ACAC
6/08 Shreveport, LA – Fatty Arbuckle’s
6/10 New Orleans, LA – Allways Lounge

[RSVP Here]

(let us know if you can help out with any of these TBA’s}

Thanks for reading!

John & Sun Hotel

Spring Break Tour Video! + Pandora Radio Station

Dear Friends,

We just got back from our band vacation to Florida! We ate mad sandwiches, swam in pools, rivers, and oceans, and didn’t even get a sunburn. We even managed to play a few shows in-between! Check out Devin’s tour recap video from the whole week:

In other news, we just got our very own Pandora Station! Check it out right here and get really confused by the related artists.

Thanks for reading!

John & Sun Hotel

1,100 Facebook fans, Thank you!

(Please click synth-cat to download)


As a thank you for being so rad, we’ve decided to give away some super secret demos and rare versions of our songs for every 100 fans we gain on Facebook. This time, it’s Tyler’s original demo of “Seasonality” from way back in 2009. Click here to download. Hope you enjoy!

Again, thank you guys for being so awesome!

<3 John & Sun Hotel