We are pleased to welcome Houston, TX indie/emo band, Redhead to Sunday Drive Records. Redhead is the new project from Donna Hayward songwriter, Anthony Simmons. The band started in 2018 as a project for Anthony to continue writing music through. With Redhead, Anthony was able to explore more sounds with the help of friends from Houston indie/emo bands, Astragal and Groundhog Day. The result is Spiral—very much an extension of Anthony's previous songwriting in Donna Hayward, but sonically, reaches more in the post-punk/emo area—perfect for listeners of You Blew It, Joy Division, and Dikembe.
Spiral is out everywhere July 26. You can stream the single, 'Iron' and pre-order the limited cassette tape below.
We are pleased to welcome Brampton, Ontario post-rock/emo band, New Design to Sunday Drive Records. After eleven years, since forming in 2008, the band has released an EP, Burn Out The Sky (2012) and an amazing LP, Far From Home(2015), while playing hundreds of shows all with the same lineup.
The band’s growing list of influences come from a variety of genres, but the atmosphere and emotion of post-rock and emo served as the common link that brought the members together. If we were to describe New Design, it'd be as if you'd took the foundation of Appleseed Cast, added in the tension & explosive sound of Moving Mountains and finally combined modern influences of bands like Prawn, Gates or Somos.
Recently, the band teamed up with producer, Anton Delost (Seaway, Bearings, Cleopatrick) to record a follow up EP titled, Where I Need To Be that we're super excited about. The EP is set to release June 21st on Sunday Drive Records, and you can pre-order the CD. Additionally, you can head over to Exclaim! to watch the music video for the title-track, ‘Where I Need To Be’. The video is directed by Miguel Barbosa of Yeah! Films. "His vision was to capture the song's nostalgic, contemplative summer vibes in a docu-style using Toronto Island as a backdrop. He pitched the video concept as a ‘love letter to Toronto Island’" says Guitarist/Vocalist, Joseph Angilletta.
The band will also be heading out on a Canadian tour starting next month. Tour dates are listed below.
June 27th - Toronto, ON @ The Piston June 28th - Ottawa, ON @ Live On Elgin June 29th - Peterborough, ON @ Simcoe June 30th - Hamilton, ON @ The Doors Pub July 13th - Montreal, QUE July 17th - Halifax, NS @ Rainbow Room (Menz) July 18th - Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba's July 19th - St. John, NB @ Taco Pica July 20th - Fredericton, NB
We are pleased to welcome San Antonio's, The Sunset Doctrine to Sunday Drive Records. Originally started 13 years ago, singer/songwriter Sean Lazaga began writing and recording songs in his bedroom as a solo project. Taking influences from artists like Owen, Copeland, I Can Make A Mess (Ace Enders) and The Wonder Years, Sean was able to create honest songs with beautiful, intricate melodies. Over the years, Sean stayed busy with The Sunset Doctrine, while writing music in a couple of bands and contributing to the local music scene.
The Sunset Doctrine has been a constant outlet for Sean to release music through, and recently SDR has been able to help with this via the Music For November compilations. It's been great to watch Sean grow as a songwriter, and we're excited to help release The Sunset Doctrine's upcoming debut EP later this fall.
Recording for the upcoming EP will begin just next month, and Sean is hoping to create something special—a 6 song EP w/ a full-band recording featuring string arrangements. Because of the larger scope, Sean has put together an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the costs for the recording. If you'd like to help with this, you can contribute to the campaign by tapping the button below. You'll be able to read more about The Sunset Doctrine's vision, watch an overview video and finally be introduced to some of the perks that will be given to contributors.
In the meantime, Sean has re-mastered some earlier home demos, titled Trailhead: A Recollection Of Early Home Demos. You can stream everywhere now, or listen below.
Anxious Arms Premiere Music Video for ‘Come Down On Me’ & Announce Spring Tour
Anxious Arms have released a new music video for their recent single, Come Down On Me premireing now on No Echo. The video is directed by Jake Kilgore and captured with a camcorder that makes the video feel very dark and intense. The band has also announced a west coast tour this spring—check below for tour dates.
5/10 — Redding, CA 5/11 — Eugene, OR 5/12 — Portland, OR 5/13 — Seattle, WA 5/14 — Spokane, WA 5/15 — Boise, ID 5/16 — Salt Lake City, UT 5/17 — St. George, UT 5/18 — San Diego, CA 5/19 — San Luis Obispo, CA 5/20 — Fresno, CA 5/21 — San Francisco, CA 5/22 — Cupertino, CA 5/23 — Stockton, CA 5/24 — Sacramento, CA
We are pleased to welcome Sacramento, CA indie/emo band Fake It to Sunday Drive Records. Originally formed in 2016 as a solo act for songwriter, Christian Burnett, the band released a two-track demo, S.S. Demos. Shortly after, Fake It became a full band and began playing many local California shows and then released their first EP, Gray Matters in 2017. Since then, Fake It has been actively touring with label mates, Anxious Arms, and have been continuously playing local Sacramento shows while writing and recording new music.
Fake It is expected to have a new music later this year, but in the meantime we're excited to reissue their amazing EP, Gray Matters on limited (50) cassette tapes. You can pre-order the cassette, stream the EP in full, and follow the band all below.