Sports (band)

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SPORTS
Origin Gambier, Ohio
Genres Indie rock, emo
Years active 2014 (2014)–present
Labels Father/Daughter Records
Website therealsports.bandcamp.com
Members
  • Carmen Perry
  • Catherine Dwyer
  • Jack Washburn
  • Benji Dossetter

Sports is an American indie rock band from Gambier, Ohio.

History[edit]

Sports formed in 2012 when all members were attending Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.[1] They released their first full-length album in 2014 on Bandcamp titled Sunchokes.[2][3] In 2015, Sports signed to Father/Daughter Records, where they released their second full-length album titled All Of Something.[2][4][5] The album was produced by Kyle Gilbride (Waxahatchee, Upset, Field Mouse).[6] All Of Something was recorded primarily while most of the members were still in college.[7] The album received four stars out of five by Rolling Stone magazine.[8] The album was listed at number ten on PopMatters list titled "The Best Indie Pop of 2015".[9]

In August 2016, Sports released a demo of their song Makin It Right, which was featured on the Clearmountain Compilation Vol. 1.[10]

Band members[edit]

  • Carmen Perry (vocals, guitar)[2]
  • Catherine Dwyer (vocals, bass)[2]
  • Jack Washburn (vocals, guitar)[2]
  • Benji Dossetter (drums)[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Sunchokes (2014, self-released)
  • All Of Something (2015, Father/Daughter)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katzif, Mike. "Songs We Love: Sports, 'Get Bummed Out'". NPR. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Claymore, Gabriela. "Band To Watch: Sports". Stereogum. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Porcello, Niccolo. "Sports, Sunchokes". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Rettig, James. "Stream Sports All Of Something". Stereogum. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Joyce, Colin. "Sports Double Down on Misty-Eyed Alt-Rock on 'All of Something' LP". Spin. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "Sports streaming "Saturday" from new LP 'All Of Something'". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Sports". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Dolan, Jon. "Sports: All of Something". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Heaton, Dave. "The Best Indie Pop of 2015". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  10. ^ Rettig, James. "Sports – "Making It Right" (Demo)". Stereogum. Retrieved 2 April 2017.