MP3 Sunday Drivers - Archetypes EP
Energetic indie rock with 80''s overtones. The saddest band you can dance to.
4 MP3 Songs
POP: British Pop, ROCK: Punk
The guitar becomes a synth. The bass becomes a guitar. And the synth becomes a bass. It''s certainly not the usual setup when Sunday Drivers are on stage, but the Los Angeles based trio seem to have a knack for doing things their own way. Whether it''s projecting imagery of 1950''s family fishing trips across a bass cabinet with a guitar plugged into it, or devising unorthodox ways to make a 3-piece band sound massive live, the Drivers stand by one principle - to pursue the collective vision of the band, even if it defies all reason.
Brady Erickson, guitarist and vocalist of the band, is obsessive. Unquestionably. After touring the US and Europe on the drums at age 17, attending art school, and traveling through the Middle East with a single pair of pants and a notepad for lyrics, Erickson coincidentally met bass player Marisa Dupuis on a double date. Marisa is a valley girl with an edge. Her uncommon sense of abstract creativity and energy found the two seeing eye to eye about music right away. A few late-night songwriting sessions later, and the foundations of the band were in place. Searching for that last element, they contacted (through MySpace, of course) a friend of a friend, Bryan Zaebst, to try playing some drums. A native of Texas who came to LA for art school and the music scene, Zaebst had been flirting with a number of music projects but felt right at home with Erickson and Dupuis. They decided immediately that he belonged with this line-up. And hence, it was a band.
On May 8th, 2007, Sunday Drivers see the release of their first effort, the Archetypes EP. In spite of tracking and mixing sessions at studios in Canada and Los Angeles, Archetypes is ultimately a self-made album. In an effort that exemplified the principle of "coming full circle," the 4 song EP was mixed in that same Hollywood apartment the band created the songs. Equally representing months of planning and moments of divine inspiration, the songs provide a perfect introduction to the band''s aesthetic and method, and (in line with it''s title) Archetypes sets the principle for a much larger set of tricks the trio has up their sleeve.
After laying their groundwork in LA with sold-out/high-energy live shows, contributing tracks to several indie films, and getting their feet wet with a run out to Texas for the South by Southwest music festival, Sunday Drivers are set to make their bid for power. The band is preparing for both east and west coast tours in the summer of 2007 in support of Archetypes, while continuing to create a few new tracks and find ways to further push the boundaries.