The Sound You Say

Formed in Lawrence, KS in 2003.

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: lower middle-class

Sound description: Well balanced songs about imbalances.

Influences: sex, trials and tribulations, insomnia, you

Similar to: Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Wire, The Police, XTC, Starlight Mints, Enon, Cat Power, Talking Heads, Lungfish, Pixies


Alt / Indie rock, Jazz / Avante garde, Pop


the sound you say is made up five men: one computer savvy, one multi-instrumentalist, one bent on making art, one with activist tendencies, and one with the glue to keep them all together. music is written predominantly in a sound-proofed two car garage in the center of lawrence kansas. compositions are generally short, concise, and primarily driven by rhythm and simple melody. live performances often feature mistakes and recoveries followed by joy. thus far, the band has no enemies to speak of.