Dan Engel and Jeff Norman—co-founders of Seattle, Washington’s indie-rock quartet, Sundodger—go way back. During their college days in the 90’s, the two formed, Divided Sky, a group which toured the Pacific Northwest for a time, until road-burnout inevitably occurred.
Years later, they both caught that contagious ole’ musical itch once again, eventually succumbing and becoming, Sundodger. Recruiting a couple more fellas, the band’s current iteration consists of Dan Engel (vocals, guitar), Jeff Norman (guitar), Don Currie (bass), and Mark Fiebig (drums).
And, following-up to the band’s 2014 EP Home, is their latest project, Bigger Waves, an album dedicated to the iconic challenges associated with “the relationship”, which took a year and a half to complete.
“Music today is very safe, no pointy edges, and would go very nicely on a mobile phone or Corona commercial. We would love to see a little danger put back into rock’n’roll.”
—Dan Engel, Sundodger
The album’s seventh track, Last Stand, is an instant throwback to the great mid-90’s college-rock era. Ambient, airy electric chords are joined by a crisp and minimalist rhythm section, substantive and nostalgic lyrics, and two tasteful guitar solos (particularity the 2nd solo at the 3:00 mark), in this dedication to the notion that anything is possible, always. Congrats boys, this is a really cool track…
“You grab the case
And we’ll hit the road
What we will find
No one will know…”
Big Head Todd and the Monsters meets Cool For August…
BELOW: Listen to Sundodger’s single, Last Stand, and connect with their social media platforms. Please support Sundodger by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!