Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden
|Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden|
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, alternative rock, folk rock, dream pop, indie pop, americana, alt-country|
|Years active||2007–2009, 2013-present|
|Associated acts||Kate Tucker, The Charity Stripe, Keynote Speaker, k+nikku, The Kindness Kind, Niku, Uncle Roman’s Jet Boat, Dear Future|
|Past members||Ed O'Brien
Their self-titled debut was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Metric, The Lumineers) and features guest vocals by American folk luminary Damien Jurado. Upon release, their single “Faster than Cars Drive” topped the blog charts, charted CMJ radio, and received heavy rotation on Starbucks in-store playlists. In 2009 the Hear Music label debuted the band’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” on the Starbucks Sweetheart compilation.
Songs from their first record have been featured on major television networks and indie films including "Everything Went Down" on ABC Family's Make It or Break It and on The WB's One Tree Hill. The official music video for "Everything Went Down" was directed and filmed by Miriam Bennett.
In 2009 Tucker left the Sons of Sweden to work on what would become the album White Horses, produced by Blake Wescott. Ed O’Brien (bass), Mark Isakson (guitars), and Nic Danielson (keys) continued to collaborate with Tucker on studio recordings.
Songs from the White Horses album featured on television include:
- "Where are You (I am Already Gone)" was played on United States of Tara Season 3 Episode 2 and Pretty Little Liars Episode 15.
- “First to Leave” on CSI Miami.
In 2010, Tucker took the lead role in a feature film entitled Everything Went Down, marking her acting debut. The film was based in part on Tucker's songs, and also stars Vancouver theatre artist Noah Drew. Everything Went Down was written and directed by Dustin Morrow. The film is expected in theaters sometime in 2013.
Tucker relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 where she took up the Sons of Sweden project again, this time with new members, Wes Chandler, Ethan Place, and Matthew Thompson. Nic Danielson continues to be a main collaborator from afar along with Mark Isakson.
On April 18, 2013 Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden released Long View, a song sampler exclusively available on Noisetrade. Included are songs from their forthcoming album, The Shape, The Color, The Feel, along with live versions of previously released tracks and their entire debut album.
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