*photo credit: Travis Kesler
Sunndrug is set to release their debut album Exit Wounds on Oct. 31 with Mind Over Matter Records. To give another taste of what we expect from that record, Sunndrug has just released a lyric video for the record’s latest single “Shining.” The band originally premiered the video over at HM Magazine.
The band began with the reunion of bandmates Chris Raines (former drummer of Norma Jean and original drummer of Spitfire) and Jimmy Reeves (original bassist for Spitfire).
Exit Wounds started as a song-writing outlet for Reeves as he worked his way through a crumbling relationship of over 10 years. Raines was looking for a new musical venture after his hiatus from the road. The two continued to construct a narrative of a man coming apart at the seams as he attempts to get a fix on a reality that is nothing more than sand in his fist. The duo completed the song writing and then enlisted a seasoned crew of musicians to help them take these songs to the stage and Sunndrug was officially born.
When speaking about the new single, Reeves explains,”‘Shining’ was the last song we wrote before starting to record the album. Its working title was ‘bonham song’ because the sonic inspiration for it came from the way Led Zeppelin played the blues. Its a jilted love story based around the setting of a well curated online life being a mirage for a person whose reality doesn’t live up to it. The end of the song is a moment on the record I’m particularly proud of because I think the music evokes something even without lyrics.”
Exit Wounds Tracklist
1. White Ladders
7. Exit Wounds
9. Big Data
11. Group Therapy
12. Young Blood