Hyper Static Union has birthed a new sound fused by
persuasive melodies, gripping guitars, rhythmic funk, and undeniable vocals.
With influences ranging from the all stars of soul such as, Stevie Wonder
and James Brown to the recent sounds of The Foo Fighters, Jamiroquai, and
Lenny Kravitz, the band has avoided formulaic recaps of noisy '90s rock.
Hyper Static Union's live magnetism showcases Shawn Lewis' acrobatic lead
vocals and brings college and club crowds to their feet. Lenny Kravitz
watched as Shawn got up on stage with him during his recent sound-check at
the Portland Rose Garden and screamed out an explosive version of "Are You
Gonna Go My Way?”. After Shawn and Lenny rocked the stage, Lenny invited
anyone else who wanted to sing saying, "I'm not sure I would want to go on
Hyper Static Union's infectious melodies and compelling guitar grooves have
caught the attention of critical ears around the country. This attention has
helped to place HSU tracks on networks such as MTV while opening up shows
for gold and platinum artists such as Eve 6, Better Than Ezra, and
Switchfoot. A promising debut, Hyper Static Union's disc is shimmering and
spiritual, much like Stevie Wonder circa "Talking Book"/"Innervisions." It
brings these styles back to life with a vengeance. The band regularly covers
Wonder's “I Wish” and "Superstition" live, doing the classics justice.
Backed by the heavy groove of Shawn Lewis, Bryan Albrechtson, Ray Burnham,
Mike Jackson, and Tim Downing, Hyper Static Union electrifies audiences. The
response that they receive as they tour the Northwest foreshadows much
bigger things to come.
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