We are pleased to welcome Boston hardcore band, Pummel to Sunday Drive Records. Boston hardcore (BHC) is a region commonly noted when reading or discussing hardcore, and with good reason. Important bands in the 80's like SSD, DYS, Slapshot, Jerry's Kids and more all made a huge impact on hardcore and the sound to come decades later. Pummel have this sound embedded in their DNA, and with the mix of the new wave of 00s BHC from bands like Mental, Stop and Think, etc. Pummel are currently carrying the torch for their hometown.
Their 2021 self-released EP, "Next In Line" began to show a glimpse of Pummel's next evolution as a band. While maintaining groove, Pummel began to sprinkle in metallic leads, tempo switches and more. A year later, the band is back with the single, "Headcase"—their first release on Sunday Drive Records. "Headcase" further pushes the sound from their last release, overall making this a menacing single. From little moments like the leads in the beginning to the hi-hat break in the middle, Pummel is at their best, creating something fun, new, and interesting. Pummel is currently working on a new LP, planned to be out in 2023 on Sunday Drive Records.
Today, you can listen to "Headcase" only on Axe to Grind Podcast, below. The single will be available everywhere this Friday, June 17, 2022, along with new merch.
This summer, we’ll be in the Orange County/Los Angeles area from August 5–6 thanks to our friends at Brain Dead. For the first time, Sunday Drive Records is partnering with New Morality Zine for a showcase at Programme HQ, featuring select bands from each label.
A huge thank you to Deathwish Inc. for sponsoring. DW will have free grab bags available and there will be new, exclusive merch from each label available at the show.
Get your tickets and listen to all of the bands playing below.
Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6
2495 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831
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.