The neo-psychedelic pop outfit the Sun Sawed in 1/2 was formed in St. Louis in 1990 by bassist Ken Rose and his guitarist brother Tim; filling their roster with singer Doug Bobenhouse, keyboardist Dave Farber, guitarist Jeff Bartholic and drummer Bill Yaeger, the group debuted with the LP The Happiness and Other Short Stories, issued on the BeeHive label in 1992. Hot Feet for Monkey God followed a year later, and when the Sun Sawed in 1/2 resurfaced in 1995 with Mind Flip, Farber, Bartholic and Yaeger had all exited, replaced by keyboardist John Holt and drummer Steve Bunck. Neither lineup addition was long-lived, however, and as of 1997’s Fizzy Lift, the Sun roster included drummer Matt Martin. The album was recorded for the Not Lame power-pop label, which also issued the 2000 follow-up, Bewilderbeest.
The Sun released their new album, “Elephants into Swans” in 2013 featuring 12 new tracks. Also, the band’s entire catalogue is now available on iTunes including rare tracks and a new remixed and mastered “Mind Flip.” One may keep up to date on the Sun by checking on their Facebook page.