From her earlier and more gentle work Flightsafety (1999), to the vocally agressive Dyed in the Wool (2001), Shannon has done an amazing amount of growth as a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitar player and her work on Over the Sun stands as a document of those fully realized capabilities. Recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago at the end of 2003, these songs sound enormous, and the immediacy of the recording puts the listener closer to her than ever before. Over the Sun pours out of the speakers like Shannon is playing right there in your living room, belting out these songs from 10 feet away.
This time, Shannon truly captures the feeling of her electric live performances. Her live shows are emotionally charged, unbridled pieces of rock and roll, featuring Shannon's trademark vocal howl and multi-instrumental palette.