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.
Sergio Anello (The Early November) announced his new album, "No Heavier Burden" scheduled to release on October 23, 2020. Today, you can listen to the new single, ‘Someone to Love’ and pre-order the limited 12" vinyl.
“No Heavier Burden” has been in the works for just over a year now. Following the 2019 winter release of Sergio’s first solo effort, Tell or Be Told, he continued writing again in his spare time. Later that year, Sergio found himself spontaneously touring with The Early November on their fall U.S. tour in support of their latest album. It was then, when SDR and Sergio connected and got on a call to start discussing the possibility of working together for the new album.
After the tour, Sergio came back home inspired with new awareness, and would continue to share home demos of what would eventually become, No Heavier Burden. In these recordings, you can hear Sergio approaching these songs in a much more stripped-down and personal way, putting much intention on the structure of the song and focusing only on the voice and guitar in it.
No Heavier Burden explores personal stories, emotions, relationships, vulnerabilities and realizations of life.
The album will be pressed on limited, 180g heavyweight vinyl. This first pressing is limited to 100 and expected to ship around mid-November. Pre-order your copy below.
We're excited to announce our first livestream event happening this weekend, August 1st and 2nd. We'll be joined by 6 amazing SDR artists performing live on IG while raising funds for Equal Justice Initiative. Follow SDR on Instagram and any of our artists to get notified when we go live. Set times are listed below.
Sunday Drive Records was built upon a community of artists/musicians and have actively used our small platform to defend human rights, help protect minorities and fight against injustice. This is a work in progress page we've added to list out resources to make it easy to find charities and organizations you can help directly.
As of May 30, 2020 our focus on this community page is on specifically Black Lives. This weekend, we're doing our part to push 100% of proceeds to Black Visions Collective (BLVC) who “believe in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems”.