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EP Review: Sundials – “Kick”

If you’re leaving Asian Man for Topshelf, I’m pretty much down. No worries because both labels are spot on. When Virginia’s Sundials opted for this move, I was one of the eager ones. I loved their alternative-indie meets pop-punk take in the past and I felt this was a record they could branch off with. run wild and experiment on a bit more. In that sense, I’m disappointed. Because Kick sticks to their stylistic guns and doesn’t wander off too much…but still, what Sundials do best…they do here. And along the way, they do shake things up a bit to give a good indication as to how far they’ve come. And more importantly, where they may be heading.

“Dealin'” as an opener is their usual vibrant, energetic stance which when weighed against the more melodic and reverb-filled closer in “Eugene” brings to light one thing – these songs are made for Menzingers’ fans. It’s most welcomed and a tune-up to bring the band’s essence out a bit more – in terms of bouncy pop-punk guitars and swift, dynamic fretboard riffin’. Kick’s very catchy and ideally should have been a summer record as it’s filled with college tones but still, it’s something so much more than a scene record. Juvenile but solid in terms of storytelling.

The bass-driven flair of the record’s another high point which sees their usual shtick transcend beyond melodramatic punk. Sundials’ identity is felt deeply on tracks like “Stun Spore” and “Kick” which keep up with the band’s spunky essence a la Superchunk. Not to sound too bland, but it’s a fucking fun record. Then again, that’s what Sundials usually do. Maybe next time they’ll rough it a bit more but for now, the transitionary state they’re in is a pretty neat spot to be in. Here’s to seeing what they do for a new LP.

4/5 Stars

Full EP Stream: Sundials – “Kick”

Virginia’s Sundials are currently streaming their upcoming EP Kick in it’s entirety.  Check it out below.

Kick is due for release on November 4th through Topshelf Records. The band’s latest release, a compilation of 7-inch tracks and rarities titled Always Whatever, came out last August (2013) on Asian Man Records.

Sundials stream new track “Splinter” from upcoming “Kick” EP

Virginia’s Sundials are streaming another new track from their upcoming EP, “Kick.” The new track is called “Splinter,” and you can check it out here.

“Kick” is due for release on November 4th through Topshelf Records. The band’s latest release, a compilation of 7-inch tracks and rarities titled Always Whatever,” came out last August (2013) on Asian Man Records.

Sundials stream new song “Stun Spore”

Sundials are streaming their new song “Stun Spore”, taken from their upcoming EP Kick, which is due for release November 4th through Topshelf Records.

You can stream “Stun Spore” below.

Save Your Generation Records reveal Jawbreaker tribute contributors and track list

Michigan based record label Save Your Generation Records announced that they will be releasing a Jawbreaker tribute album early next year. They recently revealed the list of contributing artists and the respective covers that are to be featured on the compilation. You can check that out below.

Jawbreaker released their last album Dear You in 1995 on DGC Records before breaking up in the following year.

Sundials announce new 6-song EP “Kick”

Virginia’s Sundials have announced they will release their new EP Kick on November 4th through Topshelf Records. The cover art can be seen above, and a teaser video and the EP’s tracklist can be found below.

The band’s latest release, a compilation of 7-inch tracks and rarities titled Always Whatever, came out last August on Asian Man Records. They’re currently touring the west coast with The Sidekicks and Dowsing.

Save Your Generation planning to release Jawbreaker tribute album

The folks at Save Your Generation Records have announced plans to release a Jawbreaker tribute album, which is kinda funny because their label’s named after one of the band’s songs. Here’s what they had to say in their announcement:

“We’re working on nailing down the full lineup and track listing but expect to see a release of 10-12 Jawbreaker songs covered by artists such as Loose Planes, Lawnmower, Grey Gordon, Secret Grief, Second To Last, Little American Champ, Sundials, Deer Widow, Small Parks and more!

Pressing information to be determined but expect a limited run of 300-500 colored 12″ Vinyl with cover art and layout by Brent Mosser of Loose Planes.”

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on the tribute come to light. For the time being, why not listen to a little Jawbreaker? All four of the band’s full-lengths can be streamed in full below… pick your poison!

The Sidekicks announce summer tour with Sundials, Dowsing

Ohio pop-punk/indie rock act The Sidekicks have announced a month of tour dates alongside the likes of Richmond, VA pop-punk act Sundials and Chicago-based emo act Dowsing. Check out the full rundown below.

The Sidekicks’ newest album “Awkward Breeds,” was released in 2012 on  Red Scare Industries.

The Sundials announce spring tour dates

Sundials are fresh off out of the studio recording their debut EP for Topshelf Records, and now the Richmond, VA-based pop-punk trio are heading out on tour.  You can find all of their May and June dates below.

The new EP is slated for release later on this year.  The band most recently released When I Couldn’t Breathe in 2012.

Sundials (indie / pop punk) recording new EP for release later this year

Virginia indie/pop-punk band Sundials is working on a new 6 song EP which they plan on releasing later this year through Top Shelf Records.

Sundials last released the full length compilation album “Always Whatever” on August 13th via Asian Man Records.

Music Video: Sundials – “710”

Virginia indie/pop-punk band Sundials have released a music video for their song “710,” which is from the band’s last full length “When I Couldn’t Breathe.”

Click here to check it out.

Sundials last released the compilation “Always Whatever” on August 13th via Asian Man Records.

State Lines announce winter tour dates

Long Island’s State Lines have announced a string of winter tour dates for the East Coast and Midwest. Check out the details below.

The band last released For the Boats on April 30th through Tiny Engines.

Sundials announce east coast tour dates

Virginia indie/pop-punk band Sundials have announced some east coast tour dates with bands Lemuria and Iron Chic among others.

Check out the dates, locations, and who they will be playing with below.

Sundials last released “Always Whatever” on August 13th via Asian Man Records.

Cover Art Battle (August 13th): Yellowcard, Zebrahead, Sundials & more


In this week’s edition of Cover Art Battles, we have new releases from Yellowcard, Zebrahead, Sundials, Dog Party, and Dowsing.

Click here to check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

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Sundials stream new compilation of rarities & unreleased songs “Always Whatever”

Virginia indie/pop-punk band Sundials are streaming their upcoming compilation of rarities and unreleased songs entitled “Always Whatever” in its entirety.

Click here to check it out.

“Always Whatever” is set to be released on August 13th via Asian Man Records. The band last released a split 7-inch with Tatlin’s Tower on March 12th through Kiss Of Death Records.