Photo by Alice Teeple

Photo by Alice Teeple

Punch The Sun is an alt-rock band based in Astoria, Queens - a neighborhood of NYC that has the grit and relevance of Manhattan, minus the pretense and sprinkled with a dose of neighborly chit-chat. Therein lies the metaphor, and indeed the particular charm and energy of a band whose sound has been described as “Lady Weezer.” PTS is equal parts noise and sensitivity, with introspective lyrics and irreverent shout choruses, revelling in dancy anti-man-splaining anthems, dreamy thunderstorm ballads, and yellin’ about guys named Steve.

The idiosyncratic pop songs of PTS are steeped in self-reflection and sarcasm, yearning for the answers from life more than love, underlining what our daily experiences feel like rather than simply telling what they are. Easy, catchy hooks are underscored with the kind of complex chord progressions that only a recovering jazz musician could dream up.

Punch The Sun is a high five wrapped in a debate wrapped in a comforter. (Wrapped in a tortilla. We eat a lot of burritos.) Always busy, PTS plays live shows in-and-out of NYC regularly, with on-going production of recorded tracks and constant, constant songwriting. Life affords much inspiration. Coming soon to a venue in your neighborhood.

 Photo by Alice Teeple

Photo by Alice Teeple

Shannon Söderlund

As lead lady, Shannon is the impetus behind Punch The Sun. Influenced by the sites and sounds of her childhood home in Tacoma, Washington, Shannon focuses on clean vocals and dirty bass riffs. High among her reasons for living are excellent bread, interesting beer, makeup nerdery, nature, cats, dogs, and hugs.


 Photo by Patrick Merino

Photo by Patrick Merino

Dru Söderlund

In addition to crafting tasty guitar licks, Dru also shapes PTS's sound in the studio as the band's main recording engineer & producer. Having grown up in western New York State, he has a particular fondness for deep lakes and sailboats. He brews his own beer and, importantly, knows the difference between caramelization and the Maillard reaction.


Campbell Youngblood-Petersen

Raised in western Montana, Campbell escaped the trials of life in the mountains by retreating to the comfort of his drumset from ages 10-22. Now he doesn't know how to have fun without a set of drumsticks and a practice pad in his backpack.

 Photo by Alice Teeple

Photo by Alice Teeple


 Photo by Alice Teeple

Photo by Alice Teeple

Pamela Vachon

Your anything-but-typical midwestern girl-next-door, Pamela has an intrinsic zest for life. Hailing originally from Michigan, Pamela has been a resident of NYC for over a decade. Among her passions are music, writing, cooking, wine, voice-over, and baking cakes modeled after sentimental objects for her friends. She's a very interesting person - just ask her.