We are pleased to welcome Mundy's Bay to Sunday Drive Records. Mundy's Bay is an upcoming alternative-pop band from Montreal, Canada. The band combines sounds from new wave, pop and alternative rock genres and have created a very unique sound. They've released their debut EP, Hope You're Fine on Sonic Order Records in 2016 that definitely caught our attention with this refreshing and enjoyable sound that the band has crafted so well.
We are very excited to work with the band as Mundy's Bay has a lot in store for this year, including new music, tours and much more. Today, you can pre-order the debut EP, Hope You're Fine on 7" vinyl that is distributed from our new friends over at Sonic Order Records. You can also check out the band's spring tour route below, as well as their music video for the single, Hope You're Fine.
Today we are excited to announce the cassingle release of Post Modern'sRooms. Rooms is the newest single from the ambient-rock band, and was one of our favorite singles from late last year. The single will be getting its first physical release, will be packaged in an o-card with alternate album art, and also feature an unreleased b-side. We are happy to be releasing another album from Post Modern and are excited to hear more from them later this year. If you are unfamiliar with the band, be sure to listen to their debut EP, The Current below, as well as Rooms.
Snakeway is currently on their January 2017 tour with fellow Texas hardcore bands, Lesser Degree and Lower Depths. California straight-edge band, Frustrated will be joining the tour for the California dates. Be sure to support these bands on tour and you can RSVP to the shows below.
Also today, January 5th, Snakeway will be taking over our Instagram as part of our "A Day With Series". The band has also created a "A Drive With" playlist on Spotify. Follow us on Instagram, @SundayDriveRecords to keep updated and stream the playlist here.
With all of the hate in the world right now, we as a label and community decided we needed to do our part in helping those in need. Today we are launching three separate SDR fundraisers to help minority groups who are being affected by inequality and hate. We are using our small platform (which we are very fortunate of) to reach out to you all and ask for your help in order to make these fundraisers successful. You can read about each below and decide if you'd like to help with each. Thank you for reading and please keep loving each other and creating together.
Our Bandcamp has always had all of our releases for "Pay what you want". This allows listeners to easily access digital music and pay whatever they please for it. We have never taken profit from these donations and have instead forwarded the sales to the respected artists. This will now change until the end of 2016. From here until the end of the year, we will be taking whatever donations we receive and forward them to KIND (Kids In Need of Defense). KIND focuses on helping immigrant children gain U.S. protection. Learn more about KIND here and stream our annual compilation album Music For November Vol.2 below to be directed to our Bandcamp page.
"eBay Test Press Fundraiser"
We have never made test presses available to public, but at this time we'd like to use these items in a beneficial way. For one week, these test presses will be up for bid, and each winning bid will donated to SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center). SPLC focuses on fighting for equal rights and against hate. Learn more about SPLC here and read the list of items up for bid below:
We've put together some heavily discounted bundles right here on our store for you all to take advantage of. These sales will be directed to NOW (National Organization of Women) to fight for women's equality rights. Learn more about NOW here and grab one of the bundles here.
If none of these fundraisers interests you or you don't see a group that you'd like to support, that is totally fine. You can click here to be directed to a page that has many other Pro-Women/Pro-Immigrant/Anti-Bigot organizations that you can donate to directly.
We are pleased to welcome Donna Hayward to Sunday Drive Records. Donna Hayward is an upcoming emo band from Houston, TX that was formed earlier in 2016. They've quickly been growing in their local scene and have recorded their first album, You Won't Feel A Thing. The album definitely captured our attention with its familiar, yet refreshing sound of early 2010s emo (FFO: Free Throw, Dikembe, Grandview) and we are very excited to be a part of it and for you all to hear it.
The album will be releasing digitally November 25th and will be available on cassette tape shortly after. Today you can stream the single 'Denny's Parking Lot' via our friends at Close To Home Records. Cassette tapes are available for pre-order at the link below, and include an instant digital download of the single. The band will also be performing in just a week in Houston, TX and we'll have merch set up at that show as well. Details and links below.