Perfectly Toasted, Vol. 1
The sounds of Sunbathe have a lot of variation in their midst; from dreamy pop to garage rock, from ethereally dark jams to doo-wop inspired tunes. However, continuity shines through Maggie Morris' lyrical honesty and a raw performance style. She can command the stage with soaring vocals while maintaining a vulnerability that will captivate you.
Morris has been touring for a decade, initially playing under her own name in northern California. Longing for a change of pace, she moved to Portland, Oregon and formed the locally acclaimed band, Genders, with her friend Stephen Leisy. After winning a spot on Portland's Best New Band list in 2013 and multiple tours with indie rock legends, Built to Spill... Morris decided to add a solo project into the mix. Exploring the more personal side of her dynamic songwriting, Sunbathe came to formation in the fall of 2014.
Recorded over the course of 2015 with the help of her friend, Michael Deresh of Lamplight studios, the self-titled debut from Sunbathe shows the many sides of Morris' songwriting abilities yet maintains a cohesive structure through it's radiantly pop-minded arrangements. With music videos, tours, and more albums on the horizon from Genders and Sunbathe, Morris shows no signs of slowing down in 2016.