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Jonathan Sunde

Jonathan Sunde

Monday, June 9, 2014  >  7 p.m.

Owen Park bandshell


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As frontman for The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Jonathan Sunde toured the U.S., Canada and Europe full-time from 2009 through 2012. With the band now on hiatus,
J. E. Sunde has embarked on a solo project.

“Over the years of writing with Daredevil I had gathered a fair amount of songs that for various reasons the band hadn’t used,” Sunde said. “Inspired by the sounds of the '60s and '70s, and musicians like Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen, I started writing and arranging. Most of the material was drawn from that back catalog of tunes that had been patiently waiting. I decided not to shy away from the shadow of my influences but to draw from familiar sounds and tweak them enough to create something that would hopefully feel comfortable but not entirely derivative. With that loose framework in mind, I followed a pretty intuitive creative process; grabbing onto what felt good and trusting that that would lead to something interesting.”

With the help of Shane Leonard (Kalispell, Field Report), Sunde recorded a full-length album — Shapes That Kiss the Lips of God — that will be released in June. The title comes from a lyric that describes birds migrating south.


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