Blue Jeans & Daydreams
Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations were best friends before they were a band. Amazingly, after three years of playing together as much as possible, writing original material, and recording a full-length album, they still like each other. Individually, each member of the group is a talented and versatile musician. The real strength of the band, however, lies in the musical chemistry and understanding that comes from years of not only playing together, but coexisting in the same cramped college dormitory rooms. Each member knows the others' strengths, weaknesses, and musical tendencies, which gives the Palpitations a cohesion that most younger bands lack. Early on, the band was known for inventive reinterpretations of their favorite classic rock tunes, including 'Sweet Jane,' 'Lady Madonna,' and 'Ziggy Stardust.' Although imaginative covers remain an important part of a Palpitations live performance, the group has since focused on composing and developing original material. They play fun, upbeat, guitar-driven songs, adding elements of blues and folk to a foundation influenced by classic rock & roll of the 1960s and 1970s. In the summer of 2007, Sarah Fleck & the Palpitations recorded their debut album, 'Blue Jeans & Daydreams' at Complex One Studios in Indiana, PA. Independently released on August 14, the album features eleven original compositions and represents the band's most developed and mature artistic statement to date.