Susan Sandberg :: http://www.susansandberg.com
ARTIST. SINGER. HIKER. EX-GIRLFRIEND. PATIENT. HIS BIGGEST FAN. COMIC. COSMIC. OMELETTE MAKER. AIRPORT HATER. GAUCHO. NO DIGGITY. BARMAID. CUSTOMER. WEIRDO. DEHYDRATED. SCATTERBRAINED. SAY MY NAME. SAY MY NAME. PUPPET. POET. PAWN. AND A KING.
Senior writer Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly writes that “Susan Sandberg hits all the right sweet tart chords with her expertly produced and played album.” Request Magazine, which profiled Minneapolis singer/songwriter Susan in its “Great Unknowns” section, calls her “the strong contender to succeed Liz Phair and Alanis Morissette,” and describes her music as “pretty melodies with gouging power chords resulting in melodic tunes you can’t dislodge from your head.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune commented on her “poetic flair” and “keen sense of pop rhythm that lets her songs cascade or slowly burn.” People Magazine wrote: “A luminous, intelligent movie star,” but they were talking about Susan Sarandon.
New Album News!
‘Down Comes the Night’ is the second release from Minnesota bred Susan Sandberg, who divides her time between the Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Producers Sandberg and Jesse Valenzuela, (ex-Gin Blossoms) co-wrote ‘Money or Your Life’ and ‘One Wrong Girl”, with the Gin Blossoms reuniting for the recording of the latter.
GUEST MUSICIANS ON DOWN COMES THE NIGHT INCLUDE:
TOMMY KEENE, members of THE GOO GOO DOLLS, GIN BLOSSOMS, AMANDA FOREMAN, OLIVIA d’ABO AND BOB GLAUB. Her debut album, Stripping For Jesus, included the song ‘Hey Batter’, which was featured in There’s Something About Mary, and the Levis’ back to school compilation (50,000 pressings). Another track, Girl with all the Goodbyes, is featured in Dawson’s Creek and the indie filmLate Last Night.
‘Mile High,’ from the new album, will be featured on Pamela Anderson’s TV show, V.I.P. (Columbia-TriStar) 2001-2002 season. Cult Fave and fully clothed musician Tommy Keene plays guitar on the track.
Kicked out of Catholic school for behavior unbecoming to a nice Catholic Girl (her plea “But I’m Lutheran” didn’t help re-instate the young subversive.). She kept the uniform.
· Support act for Dido and Tara MacLean
· Honored with ASCAP Popular Songwriter Award 1997-2001
· Performed at CMJ Musicfest, Sundance Film Festival , Rockrgrl Convention, Big,
Fancy Places in big, fancy Europe, and finally, her cousin’s sweet 16 party in her family’s St.Paul basement last March.