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New Orleans-based Sun Hotel have spent the better part of the last two years blazing their own narrative of what it means to be a bona fide rock and roll band – in an era over-congested with charlatanistic pseudo-artists dead set on making indie gold – by applying a punk ethic to the familiar sounds of post-gospel. The four-piece – led by the hauntingly brusque vocals of songwriter Tyler Scurlock – has prided itself on telling a colorfully authentic story of coming-of-age Americana from the unified point of view of a group of young men with a perceptiveness far beyond their years without losing grasp of the fiery, manic creativity that informs every part of their youth.

After self-releasing several digital EP’s in late 2009 and early 2010, they, along with best friends and sibling band Caddywhompus, decided to found Chinquapin Records as an avenue to officially manifest their shared appreciation for the infinite creative, artistic and personal rewards to be reaped from operating a purely DIY organization. In the short time since, Chinquapin has become a flourishing center of activity for a modest but growing community of people with the singular goal of creating quality music.

Their latest offering, Gifts, may prove to be the most earnest quintessence of the uncompromisingly guarded yet wholly collaborative nature of Sun Hotel’s songwriting. Suffusing every guitar string, bass rattle and whisper with wave after wave of echo-imbued reverb, in-house living room recording prodigy Ross Farbe manages to balance the pop leanings of the album’s infectious hooks with deafening walls of white noise while the concussive rhythms of their multi-percussion setup create a chaotic rumble throughout. Elsewhere, the bass and lead guitar tandem of John St. Cyr and Alex Hertz, respectively, overlay each track’s epic structure with a thick, warm tone equal parts nostalgia and melancholy as Scurlock wistfully sings of a subject matter that charmingly belies the raucous, visceral thrill of a live Sun Hotel experience.

Video

“Alchemy” Live in Little Rock, AR

“Alchemy” Chinquapin Records Bedroom Session

“Got Along” Acoustic in Austin, TX

Tour History

Apr, 13 2013 The Big Top New Orleans New Orleans, TX
Oct, 27 2012 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Oct, 26 2012 Ole Tavern on George St. Jackson, MS
Oct, 21 2012 Paperhaus Washington DC, DC
Oct, 20 2012 TBA Philadelphia, PA
Oct, 19 2012 Double Deuce Philadelphia, PA
Oct, 18 2012 Big Snow Buffalo Lodge Brooklyn, NY
Oct, 17 2012 Bard College Annandale Hudson, NY
Oct, 15 2012 Bohemian Coffee House Baltimore, MD
Oct, 14 2012 The Garage Charlottesville, VA
Oct, 13 2012 Chappys Murfreesboro, TN
Oct, 12 2012 Deadhaus Nashville, TN, AL
Oct, 11 2012 Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
Oct, 03 2012 Spanish Moon (EARLY SHOW) Baton Rouge, LA
Sep, 14 2012 North Gate Tavern Baton Rouge, LA
Aug, 26 2012 Sluggo’s Pensacola, FL
Aug, 25 2012 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug, 16 2012 Jefferson Street Pub Lafayette, LA
Aug, 02 2012 The Big Top New orelans New Orleans,, LA
Jul, 14 2012 Martins Lounge Jackson, MS
Jul, 13 2012 The Gills Estate Nashville, TN
Jul, 11 2012 House Show Pilsen, IL
Jul, 10 2012 Subterranean Chicago, IL
Jul, 08 2012 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Jul, 07 2012 Mahall’s Lakewood, OH
Jul, 06 2012 Spike Hill Brooklyn, NY
Jul, 05 2012 Cake Shop New York, NY
Jul, 04 2012 Gay Gardens Boston, MA
Jul, 03 2012 AS220 (Black Box Upstairs) Providence, RI
Jul, 01 2012 Big Snow Buffalo Lodge Brooklyn, NY
Jun, 30 2012 Suburbia Brooklyn, NY
Jun, 29 2012 Myspace Philadelphia, PA
Jun, 27 2012 The Garage Charlottesville, VA
Jun, 26 2012 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Jun, 25 2012 Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta, GA
Jun, 24 2012 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Jun, 23 2012 Chelsea’s Cafe Baton Rouge, LA
Apr, 20 2012 Club Ampersand New Orleans, LA
Apr, 15 2012 The Cypress Metairie, LA
Apr, 14 2012 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Apr, 13 2012 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
Apr, 10 2012 Handlebar Pensacola, FL
Apr, 09 2012 St Mike Tallahassee, FL
Apr, 07 2012 Nobby’s St. Augustine, FL
Apr, 06 2012 Stardust Video & Coffree Orlando, FL
Apr, 05 2012 New World Brewery Tampa, FL
Apr, 03 2012 The Bottletree Birmingham, AL
Apr, 02 2012 12th and Porter Lounge Nashville, TN
Apr, 01 2012 Lamplighter Lounge Memphis, TN
Mar, 31 2012 Morning Bell Records Jackson, MS
Mar, 30 2012 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Mar, 29 2012 Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Mar, 17 2012 The Trophy Club Austin, TX
Mar, 15 2012 Sanchez House Austin, TX
Mar, 14 2012 Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar Austin, TX
Mar, 14 2012 21st Street Co-op(French House) Austin, TX
Mar, 14 2012 Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe Austin, TX
Mar, 13 2012 Cheer Up Charlie’s Austin, TX
Mar, 10 2012 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Mar, 09 2012 Martin’s Restaurant & Lounge Jackson, MS
Mar, 08 2012 Hattiesburg Tavern Hattiesburg, MS
Feb, 10 2012 Augustine’s Hammond, LA
Feb, 03 2012 The Feed And Seed Lafayette, LA
Jan, 21 2012 The Howlin’ Wolf (New Orleans) New Orleans, LA
Jan, 08 2012 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
Jan, 07 2012 The Clubhouse Enterprise, AL
Jan, 05 2012 Hi-Tone Memphis, TN
Jan, 04 2012 Locus Pocus Conway, AR
Jan, 03 2012 Maxinnes Fayetteville, AR
Jan, 01 2012 Haileys Club Denton, TX
Dec, 31 2011 Trinity Hall Austin, TX
Dec, 30 2011 The Ten Eleven San Antonio, TX
Dec, 29 2011 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Dec, 28 2011 tequila rok’s Beaumont, TX
Nov, 19 2011 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Nov, 05 2011 Government Street Grocery Ocean Springs, AL
Nov, 04 2011 Sluggo’s Pensacola, FL
Nov, 03 2011 Chelsea’s Cafe Baton Rouge, LA
Nov, 02 2011 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Oct, 15 2011 Downtown Grill & Grocery Hattiesburg, MS
Oct, 14 2011 Ole Tavern on George St. Jackson, MS
Oct, 07 2011 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Sep, 22 2011 The Engine Room Tallahassee, FL
Sep, 10 2011 The Blind Mule Mobile, AL
Sep, 02 2011 Republic New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Aug, 14 2011 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug, 13 2011 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Aug, 12 2011 Frankie Burger Lafayette, LA, AL
Aug, 11 2011 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Jun, 14 2011 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Jun, 10 2011 Allways Lounge New Orleans, LA
Jun, 08 2011 ACAC Little Rock, AR
Jun, 08 2011 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Jun, 06 2011 Artmosphere Lafayette, LA
Jun, 05 2011 Freepress Summerfest Houston, TX
Jun, 03 2011 The Heavy Anchor Saint Louis, MO
Jun, 02 2011 The Horseshoe Chicago, IL
Jun, 01 2011 TBA Pittsburgh, PA
May, 31 2011 The Plough & Stars Cambridge, MA
May, 30 2011 Pianos New York, NY
May, 28 2011 BOMB Fest @ Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
May, 27 2011 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
May, 26 2011 The Station Philadelphia, PA
May, 25 2011 Chinquapin Records Bedroom Session Philadelphia, PA
May, 24 2011 Palk House Landenberg, PA
May, 23 2011 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, VA
May, 22 2011 The Triple Richmond, VA
May, 21 2011 The Garage Winston-salem, NC
May, 20 2011 Mo Daddy’s Asheville, NC
May, 19 2011 Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, TN
May, 18 2011 Housellhoff Murfreesboro, TN
May, 17 2011 The End Nashville, TN
May, 16 2011 The Lamplighter Memphis, TN
May, 15 2011 The Nick Birmingham, AL
May, 14 2011 The Blind Mule Mobile, AL
May, 13 2011 Ole Tavern Jackson, MS
May, 07 2011 Studio 3 New Orleans, LA
Apr, 24 2011 Sluggo’s Pensacola, FL
Apr, 22 2011 The Cameo Theatre Orlando, FL
Apr, 20 2011 Underbelly Jacksonville, FL
Apr, 19 2011 Deth Row Tallahassee, FL
Apr, 16 2011 The Big Top New orelans New Orleans,, LA
Apr, 02 2011 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Apr, 01 2011 North Gate Tavern Baton Rouge, LA
Mar, 19 2011 Double Down Lounge Austin, TX
Mar, 19 2011 21st Street Co-op Austin, TX
Mar, 18 2011 Hotel Vegas Austin, TX
Mar, 18 2011 Fado Irish Pub Austin, TX
Mar, 16 2011 Skanky Possom House Austin, TX
Mar, 16 2011 Shakespeare’s Austin, TX
Mar, 16 2011 NASA House Austin, TX
Mar, 15 2011 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Mar, 13 2011 Dan’s SIlverleaf Denton, TX
Mar, 11 2011 The Maison New Orleans, LA
Mar, 03 2011 Cafe Prytania New Orleans, LA
Feb, 25 2011 Tulane University LBC Quad New Orleans, LA
Feb, 12 2011 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Feb, 11 2011 Howlin Wolf New Orleans, LA
Jan, 07 2011 The Nick Birmingham, AL
Jan, 06 2011 Spencer’s House! Tallahassee, FL
Jan, 05 2011 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Jan, 04 2011 The Wormhole Savannah, GA
Jan, 03 2011 The Go Bar Athens, GA
Jan, 02 2011 Little Hamilton Collective Nashville, TN
Jan, 01 2011 The Dairy House Memphis, TN
Dec, 31 2010 Sound Warehouse Fayetteville, AR
Dec, 30 2010 ACAC Little Rock, AR
Dec, 29 2010 Dalzell House Shreveport, LA
Dec, 28 2010 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
Dec, 27 2010 Artmosphere w/ Caddywhompus Lafayette, LA
Nov, 05 2010 Artmosphere Lafayette, LA
Oct, 22 2010 The Hi Ho Lounge New Orleans, LA
Oct, 20 2010 Cate St Pub Hammond, LA
Oct, 15 2010 Red Star Baton Rouge, LA
Oct, 02 2010 North Gate Tavern Baton Rouge, LA
Oct, 01 2010 Jesuit High School New Orleans, LA
Sep, 24 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug, 24 2010 OZ on Bourbon St New Orleans, LA
Aug, 23 2010 Egan’s Tuscaloosa, AL
Aug, 22 2010 Spencer Darr’s Tallahassee, FL, FL
Aug, 21 2010 Ole Tavern Jackson, MS
Aug, 19 2010 Grant St. Dance Hall Lafayette, LA
Aug, 18 2010 Cate St Pub Hammond, LA
Aug, 17 2010 90.9 SELU Radio Hammond, LA
Aug, 14 2010 North Gate Tavern Baton Rouge, LA
Aug, 13 2010 Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Jul, 20 2010 Red Star Bar Baton Rouge, LA
Jun, 04 2010 Rock n Bowl New Orleans, LA
Jun, 02 2010 Slims Downtown Raleigh, NC
Jun, 01 2010 Mike and Mikey’s House Philadelphia, PA
May, 30 2010 BOMB Fest Durham, CT
May, 28 2010 Russellville Grange Oxford, PA
May, 27 2010 Twisted Tea Branch Bazaar Charlottesville, VA
May, 26 2010 Oasis Hookah Cafe Roanoke, VA
May, 25 2010 The Garage Winston-Salem, NC
May, 24 2010 The Boro Murfreesboro, TN
May, 23 2010 Sipsey’s Tavern Birmingham, AL
May, 22 2010 The Maison (Upstairs) New Orleans, LA
May, 19 2010 Artmosphere Lafayette, LA
May, 18 2010 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse New Orleans, LA
May, 15 2010 Chile Benefit Show Lafayette, LA
May, 14 2010 Super Happy Fun Land Houston, TX
May, 07 2010 Red Star Baton Rouge, LA
Apr, 28 2010 Russellville Grange Oxford, PA
Apr, 23 2010 Ernie K Doe Lounge New Orleans, LA
Apr, 16 2010 Howlin Wolf New Orleans, LA
Apr, 09 2010 Cafe Prytania New Orleans, LA
Apr, 05 2010 Serda’s Coffee Company Mobile, AL
Apr, 04 2010 Haven Winter Park, FL
Apr, 02 2010 The Shanty Town Pub Jacksonville, FL
Mar, 31 2010 Rye Bar Athens, GA
Mar, 30 2010 Wonderroot Atlanta, GA
Mar, 29 2010 Loudhouse Coffee Greenbrier, TN
Mar, 28 2010 Little Hamilton Collective Nashville, TN
Mar, 27 2010 Ole Tavern on George Street Jackson, MS
Mar, 25 2010 Cafe Prytania New Orleans, LA
Mar, 20 2010 Good Times Tavern Houma, LA
Mar, 13 2010 La Maison Downstairs New Orleans, LA
Mar, 06 2010 Blue Moon Saloon Lafayette, LA
Feb, 25 2010 Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Feb, 20 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Feb, 16 2010 Banks Street Bar New Orleans, LA
Feb, 13 2010 Cafe Prytania New Orleans, LA
Feb, 06 2010 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Jan, 28 2010 The Maison New Orleans, LA
Jan, 23 2010 Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Dec, 18 2009 Cafe Pyrtania New Orleans, LA
Dec, 12 2009 Artmosphere Lafayette, LA
Dec, 08 2009 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse New Orleans, LA
Dec, 06 2009 Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, AL
Nov, 06 2009 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
Oct, 25 2009 Marigny Theatre New Orleans, LA
Oct, 24 2009 Cafe Pyrtania New Orleans, LA
Oct, 09 2009 Banks Street Bar New Orleans, LA
Oct, 02 2009 The Hi Ho Lounge New Orleans, LA
Sep, 28 2009 Dragon’s Den New Orleans, LA
Sep, 20 2009 Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Sep, 06 2009 Dragon’s Den New Orleans, LA
Sep, 04 2009 Artmosphere Lafayette, LA
Aug, 22 2009 Insomniacs Baton Rouge, LA
Apr, 16 2009 Dragon’s Den New Orleans, LA
Apr, 02 2009 House Party Tallahassee, FL

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  1. Im 14 and i saw you guys when you played at peaches in October…… your simply incredible

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