We are pleased to welcome North Carolina post-hardcore/emo band, Dull Mourning to Sunday Drive Records. The band consists of songwriters, Jonathan Owens, Owen Smith, Brandon Archer, and Caleb Hogue who each have played in other NC bands like Holy Figures and Paperback. Dull Mourning carves their own path by writing in a particular style of early ’00s boom of post-hardcore/emo bands—citing Thrice, Armor for Sleep, Senses Fail, etc. as influences, while adding their own contemporary sound to the mix. Today, you can listen to their new single, ‘Burdens’ below. More new music coming later this fall.
We are pleased to welcome Belgium post-hardcore/emo band, Feverchild to Sunday Drive Records. Feverchild's S/T EP sounds like it came out in the mid–late '90s, during the boom of post-hardcore and emo bands. As common as this phrase is, rarely does it accurately describe new music, it's sort of an easy, go-to reference, but that's not the case for Feverchild. Their record literally sounds like it came out in the '90s and you probably wouldn't be able to tell otherwise. Once you look a little more into the band though, it begins to make sense how the bands perfectly captured this era.
Many members of Feverchild came from other Belgium hardcore bands, like Minded Fury, Force, and Animal Club, plus the EP was recorded by Oathbreaker's, Gilles Demolder. With this foundation in hardcore—like most bands of that era (Texas Is The Reason, Far Apart, Sunny Day Real Estate, etc.)—and a strong love for the genre, Feverchild has written an EP full of clean/heavy guitars and catchy vocal melodies that easily get stuck in your head. The journey from the opening track, 'Stargazing' to the closer, 'Be My Epilogue', is straightforward, moody, full of melody and is one that you'll want to repeat again and again.
Today, you can listen to their self-titled EP, Feverchild, and pre-order the cassette tape and shirts.
We are pleased to welcome St.Louis, MO shoegaze band, Still to Sunday Drive Records. Influenced by popular Creation Records bands like Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, and Ride, songwriters, Michael Hoeltge, Ben Koeing, David Shanle (New Lives, Time and Pressure), and Chris Wright get everything right about classic shoegaze—heavy guitars, soothing vocals, and lots of noise, while still managing to get songs stuck in your head. While shoegaze can sometimes be seen as a cliché in 2021, the band hits all the right notes here. Their new single, Heavy is out now with their debut EP, “Faint” to arrive later this year.
We are pleased to welcome Massachusetts alternative-rock band, Broken Head to Sunday Drive Records. Songwriters, Rob Hooper (Caught In A Crowd) and Alessio Tranchell do an amazing job at pulling in sonic influences from 90's alternative-rock bands like Catherine Wheel and Swervedriver. On their latest EP, “Sungazer” the band easily delivers on this sound, however, do an amazing job in crafting their own sound from their catchy melodies and pacing. Starting with the upbeat single, ‘Rinse’ and ending with the melodic, emo-tinged, ‘Atlas’, “Sungazer” keeps the listener engaged and left with the songs stuck in their head.
Today, you can listen to their EP, Sungazer, and order the cassette tape from our Distro. Their first release on Sunday Drive Records comes this fall.
We are pleased to welcome North Carolina alternative-rock band, Sparing to Sunday Drive Records. Drawing influence from the late 90’s and early 2000’s rock scene. Aiming to bring back the aesthetics and ethos of the Drive-Thru Records era. With heavy inspiration pulling from bands such as The Early November, Finch, Home Grown & Hawthorne Heights. Sparing find’s themselves carving a path all their own.
What once began as a solo project for vocalist Zach Godwin, releasing 3-song demo “Grave” in 2019, has since grown into the newly minted band we find today.
With Sparing truly forming in a year where no shows are happening, they hold true to their passion and drive for what comes next. With all members being a part of NC Hardcore band Thirteenth, they aim to hit the ground running with the same attitude they’ve brought into their other musical projects.
Their new EP, “Old Dreams” releases July 30th, 2021. Sparing finds themselves doubling down on what made their demo stick. Personal lyrics with ear-worm choruses, heavy riffing – paying homage to influences like Superheavenand Jawbreaker. With tracks like “Colorblind” utilizing catchy pop punk instrumentals, overlaid with Smashing Pumpkins inspired guitar harmonies. The music suggests a return to a golden world before things were black and white.
“Old Dreams” is available for pre-order now on cassette tape.