The Sweet Remains is an American folk-rock band founded by singer/songwriters Rich Price, Brian Chartrand, and Greg Naughton. Their independently released 2008 debut Laurel & Sunset (produced in collaboration with Andy Zulla) nonetheless reached a global audience when Putumayo World Music featured their single "Dance With Me" on Putumayo's popular Acoustic Cafe compilation. The band's follow up release, North & Prospect, garnered a USA TODAY "pick of the week" feature for the song "Better Ways to Spend The Day," further broadening the reach of their music and reputation for creating "lush 3-part harmonies" over strong lyrical and melodic writing.
Prior to the formation of The Sweet Remains, all three members were deeply involved in solo careers. Price recorded his first solo album Night Opens in 2002, before he and Naughton began musically collaborating on Price's album Miles From Anywhere (recorded in 2004 while he was signed to Geffen) which included the single "I'm on my way," featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack. Since then, Price has recorded two additional solo albums: All These Roads (2006), and his latest release, moonlight breaks (2011). Naughton, who comes from a family of actors (his father is James Naughton, wife is Kelli O'Hara and uncle David Naughton) also started as an actor and director and founded the Blue Light Theater Company in NYC, though he performs primarily as a singer-songwriter today. His independently released CD Demo-gogue and the Sun Songs was co-produced by recording artist Phoebe Snow. Since 2003, Chartrand has released over 11 albums with various projects, including The Voce Project and Ten Dollar Outfit, along with his solo releases.
Price, Naughton, and Chartrand formed The Sweet Remains in 2008, during a chance jam-session in a hotel room in Rhode Island. The three musicians began composing and recording with each other during breaks in their solo careers in a studio in Los Angeles. After releasing its debut album Laurel & Sunset in 2009, Live at the Canal Room was released next in 2012, followed by their sophomore studio album North & Prospect in 2013. In 2012, the band reported recording tracks with producer Iestyn Polson, though there is no related release to date. In September 2015, the band released their third studio album "Night Songs".
The band is best known for their song "Dance With Me," which has accumulated over 4 million plays on Spotify.,
The album North & Prospect was highlighted in USA Today as their pick of the week in March 2013.,
In 2011, the song "What I'm Looking For" was featured in a Subaru T.V. commercial, and later for an Eddie Bauer ad campaign.,
In September 2011, "Dance With Me" was also featured in the Putumayo Music compilation Acoustic Café.,
The Boston Herald wrote in a review of The Sweet Remains in 2009: "It's been a long time since three-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs as melodically gorgeous as these.",
Time Out NY called The Sweet Remains "a smooth take on Crosby, Stills & Nash and James Taylor" in 2012.,
The Sweet Remains has toured throughout the United States and Europe, most recently completing their 5th European tour in the fall of 2014.,
In addition to airplay on many triple a and college stations, The Sweet Remains has had rotations at several national commercial stations including: G105 (raleigh, NC) for "Dance With Me", KFOG (San Fran, CA) has "rotated" same numerous songs, and WFUV (NYC).,
Rich Price (Burlington, VT),
Brian Chartrand (Phoenix, AZ),
Greg Naughton (New York, NY)