Flipping the perception of instrumental music
Formed in 2011, City of the Sun features guitarists John Pita and Avi Snow, and percussionist Zach Para. The band’s sound has an array of influences including indie rock, American folk, flamenco, and blues; it’s been called worldly, cinematic, a mix between Rodrigo y Gabriela and Explosions in the Sky. Says Alexa Shouneyia of Billboard: "The New York City trio does what they do best—use their insane musicianship to create evocative instrumental tracks that don’t need lyrics to speak to the listener." Old Sea Brigade, who is Nettwerk-label singer-songwriter Ben Cramer, is special guest.