EXCLUSIVE: Go for a ride down “Back Roads” with Indiana pop-punk trio Sudden Suspension

Lake County, Indiana’s Sudden Suspension make a hell of a lot of noise for just being three guys. Their new EP, There’s A Bigger Picture Here, is loaded with anthemic, emotional pop-punk that will appeal to fans of the Wonder years or Real Friends—two bands who are able to flesh out their sound with five members—but Sudden Suspension are a formidable power trio. Just listen to “Back Roads,” which bounces from tasteful, noodly clean guitar parts into a bounce-worthy chorus and back again. Vocalist/guitarist Brandon Stasi comments:

“‘Back Roads’ is the final track on the EP. It closes out the record and closes the door on a lot of the themes that carry throughout the previous songs. ‘Back Roads’ is about finding that all the things you thought would make you happy, didn’t make you happy. It’s about picking yourself up from that, trying to move forward and the desperate longing to get where you want to be within your head. It’s about admitting that you’re not there yet, that you still have a long way to go, but at the same time reassuring yourself that it’s out there and you will find it. It’s about not giving up, because there’s so much more to look forward to. There’s a bigger picture here, this is just a smudge in the corner, these are just the cheap seats.”

There’s A Bigger Picture Here will be released June 16 on Bad Timing Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Sudden Suspension will be on tour this summer with Bad Luck; dates:

Jun 24 Mahall’s Lakewood, OH
Jun 25 Double Happiness Columbus, OH
Jun 26 Studio at Waiting Room Buffalo, NY
Jun 27 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Jun 28 Amityville Music Hall Amityville, NY
Jun 30 The Lab at GameChanger World Howell, NJ
Jul 01 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA
Jul 02 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Jul 03 Shiners Greensboro, NC
Jul 05 The Birdhouse Jacksonville, FL
Jul 07 Backbooth Orlando, FL
Jul 08 Epic Problem Tampa, FL
Jul 10 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Jul 11 Fubar St Louis, MO
Jul 17 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL