We are pleased to welcome Toronto's post-hardcore/emo band, Hesitate to Sunday Drive Records. Having many years in Toronto's local music scene established with previous bands, plus a background in hardcore/DIY ethics has helped to inspire Hesitate's powerful and unique sound. They've taken many influences from their environment and music tastes and have combined them to create songs that blend various genres of post-hardcore, alternative-rock, shoegaze, emo, punk, etc. The result is a strong sonic landscape of music you would enjoy if you like any one of the genres above.
Initially released in 2019, Counting Sheep / Doomgazer is a double single release. On these tracks, the band really hones in on their sound established on their first EP,Hopeless, Happily, and delivers their strongest songs yet. 'Counting Sheep' delivers a faster-paced, post-hardcore track similar in sound to early Basement and Superheaven, while 'Doomgazer' perfectly contrasts with a strong shoegaze/alt-rock sound inspired from 90's bands like Far, Swervedriver, or The Smashing Pumpkins.
SDR is reissuing both singles today on one release. You can stream the singles and pick up the 7" vinyl—as well as a special test press variant w/ alternative-art below. New music coming soon.
Written during the time between adolescence and adulthood, “Lost & Left Behind” is an honest look at the struggle with coming of age without coming undone. From the quiet pining for a youth removed to the reflections on relationships losing ground, each track details a different feeling of loss while exploring the thoughts that arise in response. Despite its six-song runtime, they each come together to create a record that’s as emotive as it is dynamic—encompassing every driving movement and silent stagnancy experienced while learning what it means to grow up.
The album is being released on limited 12" black vinyl, and you can pre-order merch + stream the single, 'How I Spent My Fall Semester' now, below.
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Hollow Suns are headed out on tour with Chicago's Homesafe this February! This will be Homesafe's first time in Japan and we're excited for Hollow Suns to have the chance to join them. See the dates below, listen to the bands and grab tickets now from Ice Grill$.
We are pleased to welcome Sacramento, CA based emo/alternative-rock band, Weathering to Sunday Drive Records. Started in 2019 by members Elinor Carbone and Alex Acuna (Formerly of Anxious Arms), the two had much inspiration from 80’s dark-wave acts like The Cure and Depeche Mode + contemporaries Cloakroom and Nothing. The band was able to take these influences and carefully crafted their debut EP, I Come Down. Consisting of two singles, Weathering showcases two aspects of the band with a consistent theme of lingering.
Originally appearing on Sunday Drive’s compilation, Music For November Vol. 5 the title track, ‘I Come Down’ strongly displays the dark and heavy side of Weathering with haunting melodies and explosive sounds. Now accompanied by the new track, “New Air”, the band shifts to a more upbeat, new-wave sound—pulling in influences from The Cure to Pity Sex.
I Come Down is a powerful first-effort for the starting of a band. Weathering has much more to come and we’re excited to hear what the band has in-store.
The EP is streaming everywhere now, and physical copies will be available in the near future. For now, you can stream and follow the band below.