Sunlight & the Sound
Nevada was formed in the summer of 2003 in Asheville, NC by songwriters Sean Robbins, Kevin Stanford and Vickie Burick. With the addition of Hunter Kalman on bass and Rick Shore on drums the band started to find it's place. Recording for their first album began in March 2005 at Six Foot Seven Studios and was finished at Altamont Recording and Hi-Five Recording in Asheville, NC. Their self-released debut album, 'The Sunlight and the Sound' is out now. "The Sunlight and the Sound" was hailed by WXPN 88.5, home of the World Café as a terrific collection of psychedelic pop and guitar-based rock with influences of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds and Galaxie 500. The album was also voted by WNCW 88.7 listeners as one of the top 20 regional releases of 2006. The current line-up includes...Lauren Brown (bass, cello, keyboards, violin) and JonPaul Hess (bass, keyboards). 'The Sunlight and the Sound doesn't sound like the product of a young band working on a shoestring budget, but that's what it is, and the album's humble beginnings make the end result that much sweeter. Recommended' **** (4/5) - ALLMUSIC.COM 'This Asheville-based sextet coat their songs in a glaze of miles-deep reverb and orchestral wash, recalling the best of '90s' shoe-gazers like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine and Spiritualized. But there's also a palpable current of Crazy Horse guitar and neo-folkie melodicism (often via cello and violin) that acts like an old fashioned roots rock chaser. Their 2006 debut, The Sunlight & the Sound is flat-out gorgeous' - CHARLOTTE CREATIVE LOAFING 'The band sits at the Sparklehorse end of the alt-country spectrum as dreamy harmonies float over atmospheric guitar-based landscapes' - AMERICANA UK 'The Sunlight and the Sound, is a terrific collection of psychedelic pop and guitar-based rock with influences of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, The Byrds and Galaxie 500...and the boy-girl harmonies make it even sweeter' - WXPN 88.5 FM PHILADELPHIA'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC 'It's monolithic neo-folk sound is engaging and compelling with churning guitars and majestic melodic vocals...making for a post-hippie rock adventure you won't want to miss out on' - SMOTHER MAGAZINE On their debut album, The Sunlight and the Sound, Asheville neo-folksters Nevada take everything that is good about '60s psychedelia-the lush arrangements, richly layered male/female harmonies and pop sensibility-and thoroughly modernize it' - BOLDLIFE Cosmic Country traversing into Radiohead or Spiritualized territory' - MOUNTAIN XPRESS.