At the dawn of the millennium, a girl named Melissa, whose nickname is Poosa and a guitar player called Rob Stealcheat began and begat the band POOSA .
Melissa Sonnenʼs poetry- clear and poignant- is delivered with the voice of a timeless forever child. Rob Stealcheatʼs guitar-bright, warm, sun-drenched- describes the shoreline with vocals scattered like Palm trees. The rhythm section: two Minneapolis Tall Ships - Unprecedented Wave-Crashing Style drummer Jay Deming and Fog Horn Deep and Melodically Flowing bass Paul McFarland.
“Hooray! We’ve finally found the missing link between The Cowsills and Shonen Knife. If you like hyperkinetic, dorky jingle-pop, this stuff’s for you. Diabetics, be forewarned. It’s probably a bit too upbeat for you Karen Carpenter fans, but who knows? Poosa might be worth keepin’ an ear on ... look how fucked-up Julianna Hatfield turned out!”
-Tom Hallett “Pulse Twin Cities”
“Poosa pen airy, cutesy indie rock tunes like Blast Off Country Style or Virginia Dare -- songs that are simultaneously silly and profound. A dash of country, a touch of goofy, and a whole lot of childlike wonder make for a musical merry-go-round that's a bubblegum pop delight.”
Sounds Like: The Velvet Underground, Feist, Shonen Knife, Jane Birkin