We're excited to announce a brand-new feature film, "THE INDEPENDENTS", written and directed by our own Greg Naughton, and starring and featuring the music of THE SWEET REMAINS.  It just premiered at the gorgeous Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2/3 thru 2/6/18.   The film just won BEST FEATURE FILM at the Omaha Film Festival. We couldn't be more thrilled with the initial response and the amazing review from Stephen Farber in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "An extremely engaging film... An unconventional and sharply written script which subverts all the cliches of the star-is-born story… But the film’s main virtue is the warmth it shows toward the three main characters and their sometimes desperate dreams… Deserves to find an audience beyond the festival circuit.”  Full review here. Here's a mini-doc of our big weekend at SBIFF. 

Inspired by our real-life experiences as a band, THE INDEPENDENTS is a musical comedy and drama about three struggling solo-artists who collide at the same crossroads - and discover harmony.   What follows is their roller-coaster-ride journey across America for one last high-stakes shot at musical glory.  The film also benefits from cameo performances from some power-house, award-winning actors including RICHARD KIND, JAMES NAUGHTON, KELLI O'HARA, BOYD GAINES, CHRIS SULLIVAN, KEIRA NAUGHTON & GEORGE WENDT.  

General release details are in the works and will be announced here as soon as we have 'em!  Or all NEWS and info for the movie available at


5/3 & 5/4 - Library Theater | Birmingham, AL

5/5 - Eddie's Attic | Atlanta, GA


2018 marks the band's tenth anniversary. In May of 2008, Greg and Brian flew to Los Angeles to spend a week recording a debut album at Rich's apartment, on the corner of Laurel and Sunset. Four of the songs were produced by Andy Zulla, who continues to be a strong and important collaborator of the band. That album, Laurel & Sunset, turns 10 in May, 2018!