PREMIERE: Sundressed’s “Beck And Call” is a catchy blast of emotive power-pop

photo: Cory Davis

It should go without saying, but music is a pretty goddamn powerful uniter. Take, for example, the upcoming Silver Linings compilation: It will feature more than 40 bands from all over the country, all coming together to support an awesome cause in Punk Talks, an organization founded by Sheridan Allen that focuses on the mental health of both the musicians and the behind-the-scenes workers of this subculture. Allen explains:

“‘Silver Linings’ is a project that allows bands who believe in the power of positivity and creating a happier and healthier community to come together. The aim of this compilation is to be an outcry of hope for the punk music scene and to raise funds and awareness for Punk Talks, allowing bands and music industry professionals to have a safe place for unbiased discussion and free mental health assistance.”

We’re thrilled today to be premiering Phoenix pop-punk quintet Sundressed‘s “Beck And Call”—not only the first new music off of Silver Linings, but the first new music from Sundressed’s upcoming EP, The Same Condition. It’s a catchy blast of emotive power-pop with honest and direct lyrics about the failure of a romantic relationship. Frontman Trevor Hedges elaborates:

“This song is specifically about the end of a long-term relationship and not feeling good enough, because you weren’t the person that your partner wanted you to be. It ended up being a toxic relationship where I found myself compromising who I was for who that person wanted me to be. Find that thing that makes you feel alive and follow your dreams. Don’t ever let anyone take that away from you.”

Punk Talks’ Silver Linings compilation will be released September 30 and can be pre-ordered here. Sundressed’s The Same Condition EP will be released October 23 on Take This To Heart Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Sundressed on tour this fall alongside Heartless Breakers:

Sep 21 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ
Oct 04 THE RHYTHM ROOM Phoenix, AZ
Oct 26 Gary’s Place Tucson, AZ
Oct 27 warzawa El Paso, TX
Oct 28 Cheer Up Charlie’s Austin, TX
Oct 29 Midtown Speakeasy Tallahassee, FL
Nov 01 Fest Gainesville, FL
Nov 02 Reggie’s 42nd St, Tavern Wilmington, NC
Nov 04 Publik House Mt Holly, NJ
Nov 05 The Nest Philadelphia, PA
Nov 06 Suburbia Brooklyn, NY
Nov 07 One Bar and Grill Northampton, MA
Nov 08 Greenhouse New Bedford, MA
Nov 09 SIMONS 677 Providence, RI
Nov 11 TBA Buffalo, NY
Nov 12 Mahall’s Lakewood, OH
Nov 13 Grammaw’s House Indianapolis, IN
Nov 14 Cairo’s Ale House Chicago, IL
Nov 15 TBA St Louis, MO
Nov 16 Kiva Lounge Salina, KS
Nov 17 Downtown Lounge Tulsa, OK
Nov 18 Duke City Sound Albuquerque, NM
Nov 19 The Hive Flagstaff, AZ