Fenway Recording Sessions presentsParadise Fears / Sunderland
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Paradise Fears is an American alternative, pop/rock band from Vermillion, South Dakota. In 2011, the band released its debut full-length album, Yours Truly, and set out to promote itself on several major U.S. pop/rock tours. In six months, it sold 24,000 total records, peaked at No. 9 on Billboard's Uncharted Chart, and generated a powerful and active digital following. This landed the band tours with All Time Low, the Ready Set, the Cab, the Summer Set, and Forever the Sickest Kids. During the summer of 2012, the band sold out headlining shows in eight major U.S. markets.
The band has since released its most recent EP, Battle Scars. Along with its original music, the band has released several covers on YouTube, including a cover of "Payphone" by Maroon 5 that has accumulated over 2.8 million views.
Watch a video for "Who You Are" by Paradise Fears here:
In a musical age where pop/rock bands seem to be a struggling breed, Sunderland has resisted the pressure to change its musical direction and passion, and it has thrived as a result. Combining elements of popular music with its own traditional rock style and heartfelt lyrics, these young songwriters have created a polished and genuine sound. Since starting out in high school, the independent band has shared stages with some of the world's top acts, including Weezer, Panic! at the Disco, the All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Parachute, Bowling for Soup, and the Plain White T's, among many others. Additionally, the combination of winning national contests, heavy touring, and high-caliber one-off shows has won the band a large and loyal fan base.
Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of established acts and the best new and developing indie artists playing the city's clubs, along with occasional special guest DJs.