The Sunny Era at 7th Street Entry
CD Release Show: Save Yourself From You
with Tabah and The Sudden Lovelys
December 15, 2016
All content by: Patrick Dunn
Celebrating the release of their 5th studio album “Save Yourself from You”, The Sunny Era showed growth in both size and sound at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on December 15th. Core members Eric Stainbrook (lead vocals / guitar), Laila Stainbrook (keys / violin / vocals) Rob Foehl (drums), now joined by Patrick Zampogna (lead guitar) and Tony Zampogna (bass) sounded like they’ve been performing together all along.
The room was a good fit for this event and sounded very good for the 11-song set made up of mostly new material. Stainbrook’s voice, an important part of their overall sound, was immediately recognizable and came across just as good as the recorded version. The band projected an enthusiastic vibe and appeared to be having fun playing the new songs, which sounded fresh and polished. Both "Closing Doors" and "A Way Around This End" are stand-outs on the new album and were my favorites of the night.
They seemed very appreciative of their fan support and sounded genuine when thanking people for coming out on such a cold evening in Minneapolis.
Our Golden Nights are Gone
Save Yourself From You
Strangers Among Friends
A Way Around This End
Bad News for Lost Love
Take Us All
We Know Everyone
We're Going it Alone