We are pleased to welcome North Carolina hardcore band, No Longer at Ease to Sunday Drive Records. Coming from multiple local hardcore bands like Substance, Fading Signal and Soul to Keep, the band sought to do something that was sonically different with No Longer at Ease. Influenced by late ‘90s–early '00s bands like Bane, Verse, Have Heart and Turning Point, No Longer at Ease’s EP is filled with passion, anger, skepticism and sometimes optimism. On the beginning tracks like ‘One and the Same’ and 'For What’s to Come’, vocalist, Tyler Crawford strives for a better future while reflecting on the past, however the EP ends with a powerful title track, where the last words are "Like dying trees, we lose our leaves, and our minds will be no longer at ease”. There is a mix of emotions occurring on this EP that creates this overwhelming feeling that No Longer at Ease is able to perfectly capture with melodic hardcore and passionate lyrics.
Today, you can listen to their self-titled EP, and pre-order shirts and cassette tapes.
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.