Phoenix, Arizona indie punks, Sundressed, are kicking off their US West Coast tour dates today, and to celebrate they've teamed with AbsolutePunk to premiere their new music video for "Beck and Call." The track appears on Sundressed's recently released EP, The Same Condition, out now via Take This To Heart Records.
"Beck and Call" is a perfect blast of Sundressed's brand of charmingly quirky indie punk. With just the right amount of intricacy mixed in with absolutely massive hooks and endearingly honest lyrics, the band's sound is welcomingly familiar yet unique to them. That sound is sure to win over new listeners as the band tours the West Coast for the rest of January with support from Papertowns. and Chase Huglin.
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 Sundressed singer/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. On The 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.
01/13/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space #
01/14/16 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe *
01/15/16 Fullerton, CA @ Programme Skate *
01/16/16 San Francisco, CA @ 924 Gilman *
01/17/16 Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial *
01/18/16 Portland, OR @ The Anarres *
01/19/16 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon/Funhouse *
01/20/16 Boise, ID @ The Shredder *
01/22/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground *
01/23/16 Laramie, WY @ Babe Haus *
01/25/16 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle *
01/26/16 Albuquerque, NM @ Duke City Sound Stage *
* w/ Papertowns., Chase Huglin
# w/ Papertowns., Chase Huglin, Run Forever, Looming