The Sun Kings


The Sun Kings: “Stupid Grin”

“After finishing our first record, we were anxious to get to the next level and show people what we were really capable of doing. Thanks to Paul Umbach (Engineer/Producer) we were able to do just that. Paul brought out our best and the band responded with this sprawling effort.”

ANDY GOLDBERG: GUITARS, VOCALS
DEAN BASIL: BASS, VOCALS
TODD BAUER: DRUMS, PERCUSSION

RELEASED 1999
PRODUCED BY PAUL UMBACH & ANDY GOLDBERG
ENGINEERED & MIXED BY PAUL UMBACH
MASTERED BY LEON ZERVOS AT ABSOLUTE AUDIO, NYC
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BASIL & GOLDBERG

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Reviews

“In a parallel universe, these guys would be superstars…Stupid Grin (is) a masterful creation borne of contagious optimism.”
- Tom Ryan (author of American Hit Radio & The Jimmy Buffet Trivia Book)

“From the get-go…singer-songwriters Andy Goldberg and Dean Basil recall a Lennon-McCartney chemistry… a little slice of power pop heaven.”
- Newsday



The Sun Kings: “Bask”

“Bask was ‘The Sun Kings’ first attempt at finding our way around the recording studio. Although the performances are a little rough around the edges, the album has a certain charm and energy that captures where the band was at that time.”

RELEASED 1996
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY BASIL & GOLDBERG
ANDREW GOLDBERG: GUITAR, VOCALS
DEAN BASIL: BASS, VOCALS
TODD BAUER: DRUMS, PERCUSSION

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Reviews

“Voted one of the best rock bands of 1996″
- Newsday

“There’s enough hooks in some of these songs that all the band needs is a net to haul its audience in. There’s too much enthusiastic energy here, too much fun that comes through the speakers to suggest anything other than sincere creativity.”
- The Musicians’ Exchange

“The CD hasn’t left my stereo yet, and it won’t for a long time.”
- The Manhattan Mirror