The Ultrasounds are a sludgy garage pop band based out of Winona, MN comprised of 3 chicks and one dude who surprisingly is not the drummer. Megan Hanson is the primary songwriter, lead vocalist and guitar player. Her husband Todd Hanson plays guitar as well and sings backing vocals. Courtney Guenveur provides the driving low-end with Amber Fletcher’s big drums making up for her diminutive stature. Their sound is a wall of noisy guitars and feedback juxtaposed with Megan’s frail but poignant melodic vocal delivery. This combination works well to set them apart from the pack and culminates in a unique blend of indie rock, post-punk, stoner metal, and garage grunge that remains accessible to a wide variety of listeners as long as those listeners aren’t a bunch of tasteless squares.
The band has recently recorded their debut album, The Lost My Mind EP featuring 5 tracks with the spirit of The Ultrasounds live sound in mind. It was recorded with the help of longtime musician and producer Randy Kline. Two tours supported the release of the album and brought the band all over the Midwest to 9 different states. They’ve also made 4 consecutive Mid West Music Fest appearances and have shared the stage with bands as diverse as Venus DeMars and All The Pretty Horses and Mark Mallman while garnering praise from both music fans and critics alike.