Industrial/garage rock quintet Sunndrug will be releasing their debut album Exit Wounds on 10/31, but today they have partnered with us to share the full stream early. The dark and blues-tinged alt-rock offering will be released on Mind Over Matter Records.
"The title 'Exit Wounds' was partially inspired by JFK conspiracy readings Chris Raines (drummer) and I have done," says vocalist Jimmy Reeves. "Chris suggested it and I liked how the ambiguity of what exactly happened and who did what will always kind of be a mystery. It works well in the context of a relationship ending."
Reeves and Raines first began playing together in Spitfire, a late 90's hardcore band (Raines later went on to drum for the metalcore group Norma Jean). "The album is autobiographical and it chronicles the end of a 10 year relationship," says Reeves. "It was a cathartic experience and one I didn't feel like I could get around writing about. Working with Chris again was the catalyst to bringing the record and band to life." The lineup is filled out with Matt Beck, Junior Favela, and Clint Kesler.
Exit Wounds was mixed by Jeremy Simeon Howell Griffith and mastered by Andreas Magnusson. Digital pre-orders are available now on iTunes and include an instant download the album's first two singles "Denial" and "Shining.." Limited edition vinyl and merch bundles are available at mindovermatterrecords.com.
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