We are pleased to welcome northeast straight edge band, Anklebiter to Sunday Drive Records. Referencing early-mid '00s hardcore from their region—particularly the sound of Lockin' Out bands like Mental and Righteous Jams, mixed with the modern sounds from Result of Choice and Krimewatch, Anklebiter plays classic loud & fast hardcore.
On their first demo, producer Will Hirst captures Anklebiter's raw and furious energy on every track. While the sound is fast and upfront, the band knows when to pull back to make a balanced, dynamic, and exciting sound. Rachael Braverman's rhythmic, shouting vocals perfectly pair with the band's aggressive, driving sound performed by members Nick Birtles (Pummel), Evan Stein (Broken Vow), and L St. Germain.
You can listen to the demo everywhere and pre-order cassette tapes + shirts now.
We are pleased to welcome Jacksonville, Florida alternative-rock/shoegaze band, Leaving Time to Sunday Drive Records. Formed in 2020 while members Joel Cedeno, Nick Dilts, Jarod Whalen, and Reed Cothren previously & simultaneously played in bands True Form, Method of Doubt, and more—Leaving Time sonically stands out from the aforementioned. Taking inspiration from the notable '90s alternative-rock and shoegaze sound, Leaving Time adds much of their own to the sound. Subtle nuances like the whirling guitar leads and hardcore-inspired drums give each song a driving punch, taking the singular "shoegaze" descriptor out of the picture. On EP II, the band again connected with Gainesville producer, John Howard to write some of their best songs to date. Pushing the sound heard on their S/T, EP II finds the band coming to form.
The new EP, “II” is out June 3, 2022. Today, you can listen to the single, ‘Slip’, and pre-order new merch. The band is also headed out on tour this spring with label-mates, All Under Heaven starting tomorrow, May 21. They'll be joined by Fake Eyes & Private Mind on select dates listed below.
Leaving Time & All Under Heaven Spring 2022 Tour Dates
5/21 Ambler, PA @ The Yard w/ Private Mind
5/22 Elizabeth, NJ @ The Litterbox w/ Private Mind
5/23 Wilkes Barre, PA @ Karl Hall w/ Private Mind
5/24 Buffalo, NY @, Area 54 w/ Fake Eyes
5/25 Cleveland, OH @ The Birdhouse w/ Fake Eyes
5/26 Melvindale, MI @ Parts & Labor w/ Fake Eyes
5/27 Cincinnati, OH @ The Hub w/ Fake Eyes
5/28 Chicago, IL @, Subterranean Upstairs w/ Fake Eyes
5/29 Beckley, WV @, Beckley Community Center w/ Fake Eyes
We are pleased to welcome St. Louis, MO hardcore-punk band, Sqiunt to Sunday Drive Records. Squint started in fall of 2021, featuring various members from Missouri bands Time and Pressure, New Lives, Soul Craft and Choir Vandals. The band has a nice palette of sounds ranging from hardcore to alternative/indie rock. Largely influenced by a shared liking of Rites of Spring and Turning Point, "Feel It" take the sound of melodic-leaning hardcore, but Squint is able to put their own spin on it with fuzzed-out guitars and big riffs—recalling tones heard from bands like Seaweed and Sugar.
Today, you can pre-order their new EP, "Feel It" on cassette tape along with a new shirt, and listen to the single, 'Mantra' below.
We are pleased to welcome OKC indie-rock band, mad honey to Sunday Drive Records. The band's earliest formation started in 2018 with members Tiff Sutcliffe and Branden Palesano writing music together. The band later came to fruition with members Lennon Bramlett, James Tunell and Austin Valdez joining the band and continued writing and releasing singles such as "Good Grief" and "I Won't Go Easy" most recently in 2021. Influences from early ’90s dream-pop/shoegaze bands like Lush and My Bloody Valentine, with a mix of contemporaries like DIIV and Beach House can be heard on these new singles, especially from the whirling guitar leads and dual-vocal harmonies. The two tracks easily stay on an endless loop while we look forward to hearing more from what mad honey has in store in 2022.
Today, you can pre-order their new Promo ’22 tape and shirt, and watch the new music video for "Odds" below.
We are pleased to welcome Tampa, Florida emo band, The Arrival Note to Sunday Drive Records. The Arrival Note is a newly formed emo band from Tampa Bay, Florida by members Joshua Howell (Stedfast, Point of Contact, Contention) and Kyle Weidner. On their debut, self-titled EP, the band combines both the post-hardcore and indie rock that largely influenced the sound of the ’90s emo. Songs like ‘Trajectory’ and ‘Floor’ display the slow, melodic guitars leading to explosive choruses—pulling in the influences of bands like Mineral and Braid, while songs ‘Run’ and ‘Isn’t That a Shame’ show a faster, aggressive side of emo—influenced by bands like Texas is the Reason and Hey Mercedes. The Arrival Note pulls these sounds in from track to track and sequence them perfectly, showing they are very capable of playing a dynamic style in the genre.
Today, you can stream their single, "Run" and pre-order the self-titled EP on cassette tape, along with a new shirt.