Texas alternative/shoegaze band, Glare is back with new music for the first time in two years. Their new single advances their original shoegaze sound and incorporates a more abrasive, post-hardcore sound mixed with their signature sound. This is their first single back. Lots of new music on the way.
We are pleased to welcome NY’s hardcore band, Utmost to Sunday Drive Records. Their new single, "Big Dose" is out today and you can watch their music video now over at No Echo.
Utmost is a hardcore band from Staten Island, New York that formed in 2018 by members Alex Allen, Jonathan Wisniewski, and Alex Michael Mazzie. Utmost at heart is a hardcore band, yet sonically, their music explores a wide range of influences from 90s post-hardcore bands like Seaweed and Farside, to early 00’s straight-forward hardcore like Mental and Battery with a mix of chaotic metalcore like Botch and The Chariot. The result is Utmost— high-energy, fun, upbeat, sometimes chaotic hardcore with 90’s alternative melodies. After releasing a few singles and their 2018 debut LP, “A Garden, A Grave”, Utmost is ready for 2021 with new music and a refreshed sound to share, starting on January 29 with the single, ‘Big Dose’.
We are pleased to welcome Freehold, New Jersey's alternative/shoegaze band, All Under Heaven to Sunday Drive Records. Formed in in 2017 by songwriter Nick DeFabritus, the band self-released their first demo on Bandcamp, and since then, Nick has stayed busy playing in the NJHC band, Shackled. In 2020, Nick revisited All Under Heaven with Shackled bandmate, Michael Cucci to begin writing new music. The band evolved their sound since their demo, incorporating more melodies and heaviness—taking on influences from bands like Starflyer 59, Team Sleep, and Title Fight.
Today, you can listen to a 2-song promo, "Promo 2021" everywhere, which features a new single and a cover of Starflyer 59's "She Only Knows". Their new EP, “Collider” is set to release February 26, 2021, on SDR. Listen below.
Our annual compilation album, “Music For November” is out today, only on Bandcamp. Vol.6 features new music/covers/demos from GLARE, Photographic Memory, Anxious Arms, New Design, Weathering, and more.
The reason the comp has continued to exists is to raise funds for an important charity. This year, Texas lost a couple of very important people in our scene—Riley Gale & Wade Allison. Recently, Dallas Hope Center announced a new org in Riley’s name, called The Riley Gale Library.
Dallas Hope Charities provides food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and hope for all. The Dallas Hope Center is the city’s only LGBTQ-focused Homeless Youth Transitional Living Center and extension program. By helping provide inclusive spaces for at-risk, homeless LGBTQ youth (18 to 24), the Dallas Hope Center hopes to change the lives of those who experience high rates of conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal behavior.
The Riley Gale Library will be a place that each resident can go to access a variety of books, request books they are interested in that we will provide, and socialize with one another. They have already begun building a collection of books and are still accepting donations to complete their library, which this comp will help to do. You can learn more here.
We are pleased to welcome Connecticut hardcore band, Broken Vow to Sunday Drive Records. The band released their first demo earlier this year that immediately caught our attention, hearing a passionate and youthful voice from a new hardcore band. Each song is direct, urgent, and full of revelations and hope for a better, equal future. The band delivers this message with songwriting in the vein of early Earth Crisis, Count Me Out, and Strain.
SDR will be reissuing the demo on a 7" colored, round-cut lathe record. These are available for pre-order now, along with a new long sleeve.