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SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN return to the UK and Europe, in full force, for the first time in 13 years. Hailed by Wire Magazine as the forbearers of the ‘New Weird America’ movement, Sunburned have been operating as a spontaneous psychedelic rock/free music performance unit since 1994 (originally as Boston psychedelic punk trio Shit Spangled Banner). Their current, core unit returns to the UK made up of its founders John Moloney and Rob Thomas, with Ron Schneiderman (sunburned since 2003), Shannon Ketch, Mark Perretta (Deluxx Folk Implosion) and John Godbert (Vibracathedral Orchestra / Herb Diamante).

They have shared bills and its members have worked with a wide variety of artists including: Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Gary War, Mission of Burma, Six Organs of Admittance, Sunn O))), Acid Mother’s Temple, Steve Gunn, Sun City Girls, Bill Nace, Paul Flaherty, Bardo Pond, and Four Tet, with whom they have collaborated on two LPs.

They release records on various labels, as well as a number of smaller labels, and produce a great number of limited edition albums on CDr via their own Manhand label. SHOTM continued to refine and expand their sound on CD-R and vinyl-only releases such as 2001’s ‘Wild Animal’, 2002’s ‘Headdress’ and 2003’s ‘Trickle Down Theory of Lord Knows What’. Each release was a rough but often brilliant indicator of where the band was headed, rather than finished statements of where they had been.