Loud Sun

Loud Sun is Andrew Jansen – a naturalist, a musician, and a songwriter who’s been self-releasing music in various forms since the early 2000’s. With Loud Sun, Andrew combines rock, folk, psychedelic, punk and elements of electronic music. Sea Grave (2017), Loud Sun’s latest effort, is a story of departure, loss and the time in between. Partially self-recorded in Oakland, CA and finished in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sea Grave is largely comprised of melodic bedroom pop with experimental, garage, and ’60s influences.

“Some songs were started in my laundry room studio in Oakland, and everything was polished up in my basement in Minneapolis,” says Jansen. “Writing and recording are pretty intertwined.” Fans of Atlas Sound, the Microphones, Floating Action, and Elf Power should take note. The songs feel familiar, while also new and experimental. It’s homeopathic and self-medicated. Loud Sun is Andrew’s creative workshop. He emits lo-fi thoughts with the relaxed precedent of musicianship in the forefront.

“I use nature, water and songwriting to stay sane. It’s a way to process life and transcend it. I’ve also found new love and a new sense of peace with being in the Midwest. There’s an optimism here and a smooth, tender hustle when you find your groove.” Sea Grave is an emotional road map. When was the last time you listened to a record from start to finish? This is one of those records. “If the listener is happy, I hope this makes them happier. And if they’re sad, it makes them sadder, but in a purposeful, integrating way. I hope it makes them cry or feel loved. I hope it makes them want to find love.”

Past Shows


Jul
15
th
2022
Turf Club
Jul
15
th
2022
Turf Club

The Get Together

with The Nunnery, Loud Sun and Odd Prospect
Sep
25
th
2021
Turf Club
Sep
25
th
2021
Turf Club

Liam Kazar

with Loud Sun and Al Church
Sep
23
rd
2018
Turf Club
Sep
23
rd
2018
Turf Club

Ohmme

with yOya and Loud Sun
May
3
rd
2018
Turf Club
May
3
rd
2018
Turf Club

Naked Giants

with FURY THINGS and Loud Sun
Dec
30
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
30
th
2017
Turf Club

Night Moves

with Loud Sun and Friendless Passenger
Sep
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Sep
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry

Real Numbers

with FINESSE, Loud Sun and bathtub cig

More Shows

Dec
17
th
Fine Line

Nikki Lane

Nov
6
th
Fine Line

Mezerg

Nov
3
rd
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Spencer Crandall

Nov
15
th
First Avenue

Jake Scott