Sundressed Archive

  • I probably should have done this in the reverse order. I wanted to give the following nine bands honorable mentions, because they made life great last year. Instead, I announced Field Tripp as the favorite instead of mentioning the others and there are still more honorable mentions I could think of (like 20 or 30 more), but these were bands that I either continually saw again and again or would go way the hell out of my way to see in 2014. I chose them in the most rational sense I made list straight off the top of my head,...

    Other Favorite Live Bands 2014

    I probably should have done this in the reverse order. I wanted to give the following nine bands honorable mentions, because they made life great last year. Instead, I announced Field Tripp as the favorite instead of mentioning the others and there are still more honorable mentions I could think of (like 20 or 30 more), but these were bands that I either continually saw again and again or would go way the hell out of my way to see in 2014. I chose them in the most rational sense I made list straight off the top of my head,...

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  • It occurred to me that I’ve been following Sundressed since the start and at first, honestly they came off a little folky for my tastes, but there has that hint of grit that kept me watching, kept me listening. I was subtly impressed by their debut EP, then subsequently blown away by last years Whiskey With Milk and most recently, I have been stunned by the two new recordings they contributed to a split tape on Rubber Brother Records with Days of Light Gravity. Over the years they’ve gotten louder, angrier, faster and edgier, that bit of grit I saw...

    VideosAroundTown: Sundressed “Hold Your Head Up High”

    It occurred to me that I’ve been following Sundressed since the start and at first, honestly they came off a little folky for my tastes, but there has that hint of grit that kept me watching, kept me listening. I was subtly impressed by their debut EP, then subsequently blown away by last years Whiskey With Milk and most recently, I have been stunned by the two new recordings they contributed to a split tape on Rubber Brother Records with Days of Light Gravity. Over the years they’ve gotten louder, angrier, faster and edgier, that bit of grit I saw...

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  • Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

    Out with 2013, In with 2014!!!

    Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

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  • I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

    What A Whirlwind Weekend!!!

    I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

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  • So, how many bands do you know that can squeeze five brilliant songs into less than nineteen minutes?  Turns out that Playboy Manbaby has done just that. Yes, Robbie Pfeffer and his crew have achieved something most unique and wonderful in the world of brevity. I was actually stunned, as I had been waiting for their new release to discover that it would barely cover the totality of a traditional commercial slot. Nevertheless, Obsessive Repulsive is pretty brilliant. That’s just on the thought of “Beer Gut” alone, “‘Cause it ain’t getting better than it is right now” which can either...

    Playboy Manbaby-Obsessive Repulsive EP

    So, how many bands do you know that can squeeze five brilliant songs into less than nineteen minutes?  Turns out that Playboy Manbaby has done just that. Yes, Robbie Pfeffer and his crew have achieved something most unique and wonderful in the world of brevity. I was actually stunned, as I had been waiting for their new release to discover that it would barely cover the totality of a traditional commercial slot. Nevertheless, Obsessive Repulsive is pretty brilliant. That’s just on the thought of “Beer Gut” alone, “‘Cause it ain’t getting better than it is right now” which can either...

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    A Postcard from Lushfest Evening Two!

     

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  • “Honestly speaking, I’m thinking of drinking again, not like before, but more like a gentleman,” begins the debut, eponymously titled EP from Sundressed. It is a great start to a great EP, that plays like an indie rock confessional romp through a genre bending sextet who describes themselves as “happy sad indie folk rock.” The description of which does not fall short of the mark—as much uplifting pop awareness as, emotional or intellectual consternation, Sundressed puts on a pretty amazing set of songs here. Beyond “That Same Wishing Well,” the follow up track, “Golden Boy” invites female vocal accompaniment that...

    Sundressed In All Their Splendor!

    “Honestly speaking, I’m thinking of drinking again, not like before, but more like a gentleman,” begins the debut, eponymously titled EP from Sundressed. It is a great start to a great EP, that plays like an indie rock confessional romp through a genre bending sextet who describes themselves as “happy sad indie folk rock.” The description of which does not fall short of the mark—as much uplifting pop awareness as, emotional or intellectual consternation, Sundressed puts on a pretty amazing set of songs here. Beyond “That Same Wishing Well,” the follow up track, “Golden Boy” invites female vocal accompaniment that...

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