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”.
We're excited to announce our new reading section today. SDR Reading will consist of distributed titles from zines we are fans of and future SDR zines that will be announced soon. To start off, we're featuring select titles from Shining Life Press and Inside Knowledge Fanzine.
Shining Life Press is run by a collective—led by Crucial John (Give). They've made it very easy for new readers (like myself) to get into zines by releasing anthology series while still featuring new bands. They do a great job with the printing and layout of each issue and SDR is excited to feature some of our favorites from them so far.
Inside Knowledge Fanzine is run out of our hometown of San Antonio, Texas. They're done a great job of documenting the hardcore scene in SA, so it was important for us to shine light on their work.
You can browse the selected titles below. We've tried to add a bit of links and info for each issue to make it easy to listen to the bands featured in the issues as well.
We are pleased to welcome New Jersey's singer/songwriter, Sergio Anello to Sunday Drive Records. Sergio recently wrapped up recording at The Lumberyard Recording Studio with Ace Enders & Dom Maggie and will be releasing the album with SDR later this summer. Today, you can hear a raw recording of the self-titled track, ’No Heavier Burden’.
After years of playing bass and touring with The Early November, Sergio began writing songs after the bands' hiatus in 2007 without any intention of releasing them. Years later in 2016, Sergio found himself writing more seriously and met guitarist, Joseph Sipala. After demoing tracks, Sergio formed, Everyone Knows. Sergio’s first solo-effort was heard on Everyone Knows’, Tell Or Be Told, released in 2019. The album consisted of nine tracks ranging from alternative-country to jazz—pulling in influences from The Avett Brothers to Elvis Presley.
By the end of 2019, Sergio decided to move from the moniker, Everyone Knows and began releasing music under his own name with the Christmas track, Santa, For What It’s Worth. For his next release, No Heavier Burden, Sergio finds himself writing much more stripped-back songs. The album is a strong collection of six, raw songs, influenced by 50/60s rock & pop, similar to contemporaries like Shakey Graves, Andy Shauf, and Alexandra Savior.
No Heavier Burden is out this summer on Sunday Drive Records.