Ecstatic Sunshine

Sun Reporter

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Matthew Papich and Dustin Wong, guitars

Founded in: 2005

Style: experimental progressive pop rock

Influenced by: the Ventures, the Beach Boys, xbxrx

Notable: This instrumental duo released Freckle Wars, a full-length album, about four months ago. Live, they move around while blasting the audience with playful, energetic licks from their electric guitars.

Quotable: "I guess we're both pretty naturally hyped-up people," Papich said. "I don't think there was ever a time where we said we should play fast. That's kind of like the tempo that we accidentally lock into. It's pretty exciting just to have people there. We totally feed off the audience. If people are psyched, you can just tell brain waves are going to be connecting."

The artist:

[Sam Sessa]

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