Sick of Sarah

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Sick of Sarah
Sick of Sarah - The Roxy Theatre June 5 2009.jpg
Sick of Sarah performing at the Roxy Theatre in June 2009
Background information
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres Power Pop,[1] Indie Rock[2]
Years active 2005 - present
Labels Adamant Records
Website http://www.sickofsarah.com
Members Abisha Uhl
Jessica Forsythe
Jessie Farmer
Katie Murphy
Jamie Holm
Past members Brooke Svanes

Sick of Sarah is a rock music band based in Minneapolis. Their "strong-voiced punky girl-rock"[3] has drawn comparisons to bands such as Dollyrots and Tegan and Sara.[4] Among their claims to fame, they are one of the most torrented bands of all time: the band was featured on the BitTorrent Artist Spotlight, and 1.7 million copies were downloaded. Because their album 2205 was automatically downloaded with BitTorrent software, it was dubbed the "spam album", but the band benefited greatly from the publicity.[5]

History[edit]

The band formed in 2005 with Abisha Uhl (lead vocals and guitar), Katie Murphy (vocals and lead guitar), Jessie Farmer (bass and vocals), and Brooke Svanes (drums). The inspiration for the band's name came from a former roommate of Uhl's named Sarah who had grown tired of her name, complaining that she was "sick of Sarah".[6]

When Jamie Holm joined Sick of Sarah as a bassist in 2008, Farmer switched to playing guitar.[7] Later that same year, the band was chosen as the "best emerging artist" at Summerfest.[8] After Svanes left Sick of Sarah in 2010, Jessica Forsythe replaced her on drums.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Overexposure (EP) – 2011
  • Wasting Time (EP) – 2011
  • 2205 (BitTorrent Edition) – 2011[9][10][11][12]
  • 2205 – 2010
  • The Best Thing (EP) – 2009
  • Sick of Sarah – 2008
  • Bittersweet (EP) – 2007
  • Los Angeles 2006 (EP) – 2006

Singles[edit]

  • "Paint Like That – 2009
  • Daisies – 2008
  • Bittersweet – 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rachac, David (August 6, 2008). "Sick of Sarah". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Benson, John (September 25, 2009). "Sick of Sarah will meet you in the hot tub". The News-Herald. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rubrecht, Ward (August 13, 2008). "Sick of Sarah". City Pages. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sick of Sarah". Spin. December 2007. p. 40. 
  5. ^ "BitTorrent". Billboard. June 6, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jewell, Brian (August 13, 2008). "Can’t get sick of Sarah". Bay Windows. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ Riemenschneider, Chris (August 7, 2008). "Feeling kinda Sick". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ Bendix, Trish (August 5, 2008). "Sound Check: August 2008". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Bylin, Kyle (02 16, 2011). "Sick of Sarah – The First Label Backed Band Release To Be Freely Distributed To Fans via BitTorrent". www.hypebot.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Bylin, Kyle (2011-03-22). "Sick of Sarah Goes ‘Platinum’ via BitTorrent". www.hypebot.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  11. ^ Winistorfer, Andrew (March 22, 2011). "Sick Of Sarah Go Platinum Through BitTorrent". www.prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  12. ^ 2205 torrent ClearBits

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