Phoenix, Arizona indie punks, SUNDRESSED, are streaming their exceptionally catchy new EP, The Same Condition, in it’s entirety via PureVolume. Due out October 23rd on Take This To Heart Records, The Same Condition stands out with it’s extraordinarily massive hooks and weighty lyrics, prompting PureVolume to say the “Sundressed has taken their passion up another level.” Preorders for The Same Condition are available HERE. Sundressed will be embarking on a lengthy U.S. tour with HEARTLESS BREAKERS (interviewed for IDIOTEQ earlier this year), which starts this week and includes the band’s appearance at The Fest 14.
Life is all about transitions, the desire to get from who you are to who you want to be. Just like the people who comprise them, every band is on a journey to find an identity and become comfortable in it’s own skin. For Phoenix, Arizona indie punks, Sundressed, these changes are the foundation of their new EP, The Same Condition.
After a string of releases dabbling in different sounds, Sundressed began to truly find their unique voice on their early 2015 EP, Dig Up A Miracle. Now with the release of The Same Condition, the band continue to deliver on the promise of their earlier work, creating endearingly honest melodic punk mixed with shades of indie rock, and massive hooks to spare.
Sonically, Sundressed excel at writing soaring harmonies and ear worm choruses, but lyrically, The Same Condition touches on darker territory. Heartbreak, depression, and toxic relationships are commonplace in alternative music, but Sundressedsinger/guitarist Trevor Hedges takes a unique approach, deftly balancing intensely personal stories with universally relatable truths. Hedges said of the EP, “being in recovery and having struggled with depression in the past always makes things harder, but these songs are my way of letting it out and realizing that you can get through just about anything without going down a dark path.”
Sundressed walk a line between youthful enthusiasm and adult thoughtfulness, energetic punk and quirky indie, harrowing desperation and uplifting hopefulness. OnThe Same Condition the band have embraced these dynamics, found solace in transition, and are well on their way to becoming who they want to be.
10/25 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge (record release show) w/ Weatherbox, Holy Fawn, Breaking Pattern #
10/26 Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place #
10/27 El Paso, TX @ Warzawa #
10/28 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies #
10/29 Tallahassee, FL @ Midtown Speakeasy #
10/30-11/1 Gainesville, FL @ FEST 14
11/2 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie’s 42nd st. Tavern #
11/4 Lumberton, NJ @ Publik House #
11/5 Philadelphia, PA @ The Nest #
11/6 Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia #
11/7 Northampton, MA @ One Bar #
11/8 New Bedford, MA @ Greenhouse
11/9 Providence, RI @ Simmons 677
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ The People’s Warehouse
11/12 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
11/13 Indianapolis, IN @ Grammaw’s House
11/14 Chicago, IL @ Ashbary Coffee House
11/15 St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
11/16 Wichita, KS @ Dead Eye Dick’s
11/17 Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC Music Room
11/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Sound
11/19 Flagstaff, AZ @ The Hive w/ Turnover
# = w/ Heartless Breakers