A Sundae Drive
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A Sundae Drive

Friendswood, Texas, United States

Friendswood, Texas, United States
Band Alternative Pop


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"A Sundae Drive, You’re Gonna Get Me"

For most of the band’s debut EP, You’re Gonna Get Me, it feels like A Sundae Drive just rolls hazily along, serene smiles across the band members’ faces as the music unwinds itself to whatever its eventual destination’s going to be. They nod and sway like they’ve done it forever, but they’re not dreampop (or shoegaze, or whatever you want to call it), not exactly, but they’ve taken pieces of that sound and made ‘em their own.

Take the driving bass at the start of “…And See the World,” for one example — it bumps its way speedily through, Britpop-style, but over the top there’re wavery, watery guitars that bring to mind Teenage Fanclub (or maybe Surfer Blood), as well as some sweetly drifting harmony vocals. On the other end of the spectrum, “I’m a Poster” is right-angled and math-y, with defiant, J. Robbins-like vocals, spiraling guitars, and a jagged, almost stop-start structure. And despite the differences, it all sounds like the same band, which is no mean feat in itself.

Then there’s “Buenos Aires, Manny Pacquiao,” a soft-voiced look backwards at childhood that makes me think of Austinites Meryll more than anything else; both bands craft songs that are intensely personal and reference events that happened when the singer was a kid but still feel utterly relevant to the listener, right here in the present. There’s also a resemblance to Copeland’s gently-rocking post-emo pop, both on “Buenos Aires” or on the steadily-building “So Sleep.”

What’s really interesting about the EP, though, is that A Sundae Drive sound like a pop band that doesn’t really realize it is a pop band. They’ve got all the indie-rock influences poking out from beneath their sleeves, sure, and it’s obvious they love a lot of sharper-edged stuff — the Pixies-esque guitar drone in the background on “Alone Bad, Friends Good” gives that away, not to mention that nice “walking” melody — but the actual songs they’re writing are warm and fuzzy ’round the edges, nodding in a friendly way when you walk in the door.

At the EP’s end, when the band turns down for the up-close, slow-stepping rumble of “I’m Gonna Miss You Like Crazy,” with the droney, half-distorted, Seam-like guitar line and frontman Zeek Garcia’s deliberate, quiet vocals whispering in my ear, it hits me: I really, really like this band. A Sundae Drive don’t need to bash you over the head with how good they are; they’d much rather stand in the corner, plug in, and play until your brain catches up to what your ears already know.

- Space City Rock


You're Gonna Get Me - Ep



We are A Sundae Drive and we're an indie rock band from Houston, Texas. We are influenced by Earlimart, Yo La Tengo, The Arcade Fire, Spoon, Wilco and The New Year, to name a few of the bands still on the circuit. One might consider us as kids trapped in adult sized bodies. But the truth is, we're older. We've all played music in some form or another for decades now, falling off and on and back off of the scene's radar. We are teachers and legal assistants. We have mortgages and families, 401K's and grown-up problems that inevitably lead to grown-up responsibilities. We're not hipsters or scenesters and I'm pretty sure we don't know all the right people. Nevertheless, we continue to make music because we need to - have to, even - though we may not have the looks, the following, or the youth to (for lack of a better term) "make it." Simply put, we just have to play and keep making music that means something to us.