Same As Sunday

Same As Sunday

 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
BandRockPunk

Same As Sunday is a band with something to prove. Their ability to unite the pop and hxc scenes has made them a force to be reckoned with. The boys have been featured in AP Mag's "Unsigned Bands of the Month" section, played the Ernie Ball Stage at Warped, and independently toured coast to coast.

Biography

Same as Sunday
Earn Your Stripes

“We’ll make the road less traveled our home/We’ll make it all that we know/We can’t stop, we won’t stop/Not looking back now I insist/There’s nothing that we do better than this.”—from Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads

It’s often been said that people who want to stay friends should never bother working together. But for Indianapolis-based rockers Same as Sunday, their long-standing friendships, shared musical influences and tight-knit sense of community ultimately makes their creative collaboration all the sweeter.
After all, they are friends first and bandmates second, a distinction that continues to define Same as Sunday as they criss-cross the country and play the songs from their latest project, Earn Your Stripes.
A hybrid of pop and punk sounds the band describes succinctly as “heavy pop/punk,” Same as Sunday started like many groups do—humbly. Playing in backyards, garages and basically for anyone who’d listen, it wasn’t long after high school graduation that Chris (lead vocals, guitar) and his buddies Kmart (guitar/vocals), Nick (bass, vocals) and Andy the Heck (drums/vocals) knew that music wasn’t just a hobby, but their life’s work and calling.
“When I was in school, I always found myself more concerned with what was going on with my band than actually doing my homework,” Kmart says. “As time went on, that only got worse, and it wasn’t long before I started touring with Same as Sunday.”
Influenced by a wide range of artists including Blink 182, Relient K, New Found Glory, The Devil Wears Prada and yes, even a few hair bands thanks to Nick, Same as Sunday writes energetic anthems that reflect every aspect of the human experience—faith, relationships and the ups and downs of life in a fallen world.
With a refreshing sense of honesty in the lyrics and an insatiably catchy sound brimming with frenetic musical energy, Same as Sunday has a broad range of appeal. Once named the “Unsigned Band of the Month” in Alternative Press, the band has graced the stage at the famed Warped Tour as well as churches, which is just the way the guys like it.
“I absolutely love encouraging the flock, but our hearts are for the mainstream scene as well. Our message of love is meant for the whole world,” Andy says. “And if we’re playing in both types of venues, we have the best chance of that Message spreading.”
And whether they’re singing a thought-provoking, call-to-action anthem like Roads?, reflecting on a painful breakup in “The Opposite of Two” or lamenting the betrayal at the hands of a close friend in the decidedly Shakespearian “Exits and Entrances,” if there’s one message that Same as Sunday can leave listeners with, it’s to live each day with purpose.
“How easy is it to go to church on Sunday, the day that people typically choose to get their lives in order, have that great experience, but live the rest of our days in a way that’s completely unaffected?” Chris says. “It’s so easy. So that’s why we sing about the things we do, and why our name is Same as Sunday. It’s exactly how we want people to live—like it could be their last, like it was a Sunday.”
Putting the proverbial feet to his desire to live intentionally, Chris, who’s been with the United States Air Force for four years, was recently deployed to an undisclosed location for Operation Enduring Freedom, where he’ll work as a firefighter.
“I volunteered because I felt it something I was called to do—to serve,” Chris shares. “I’m going to be away for five months, and the band will press ahead while I’m gone. But I’m excited about what God will do while I’m there, and I should be home just after Christmas.”
The experience of serving his country has not only been an important reminder of the encouraging words written in Isaiah 12:2: “Surely, God is my Salvation: I will trust and not be afraid,” but it also inspired the title track from Earn Your Stripes.
“It is comforting to know that if we place our confidence in the Living God, there is nothing in this world that we need to fear,” Chris adds. “The bridge of ‘Earn Your Stripes’ says, ‘It’s kill or be killed; let’s seize the day/If God is for us, who can stand in our way?/Let them know, let them know.” The Lord calls us to not only place our faith in Him, but to spread His word among the nations, so that’s something the band and I always want to be a part of.”
For more information on Same as Sunday, check out www.myspace.com/sameassunday.

Discography

Earn Your Stripes - 2010

The Dollar for Dollar EP - 2009

Anthems From A Standing Eight - 2008

-2009 Tour History (May '09 - May '10)-

The Best Tour Ever Tour (pt1)
5.2.10 – Linton, IN – First Christian Church
5.1.10 – Greenville, IL – Agape Fest
4.30.10 – Joplin, MO – Calvary Baptist Church
4.29.10 – Neosho, MO – Live Wire Youth Center
4.28.10 – Bryant, AR – Indian Springs Baptist Church
4.25.10 – Colleyville, TX – Crown of Life Lutheran Church
4.24.10 – Greenwood, AR – First Baptist Church
4.23.10 – Madill, OK – First Baptist Church
4.21.10 – Harrison, AR – Eagle Hts Baptist Church
4.20.10 – Memphis, TN – The Abbey
4.19.10 – Nashville, TN - The Fortress
4.17.10 – Marion, IN – Spotted Cow Fest
4.16.10 – Muncie, IN – Soultions Ramp Park

The Good Fight Tour
4.10.10 – Franklin, IN – The Gear
4.9.10 – New Lennox, IL – The Hub
4.8.10 – Grand Rapids, MI – Mixtape Cafe
4.7.10 – Flint, MI – The Bridge
4.6.10 – Bay City, MI – The Loft
4.5.10 – Zanesville, OH – The Shot Shot
4.2.10 – Carthage, MO – The Powerhouse
4.1.10 – Russelville, AR – Gindhouse Skatepark
3.30.10 – Bryan, TX – The Stafford
3.29.10 – Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
3.28.10 – Austin, TX – Head Hunters
3.27.10 – San Antonio, TX – The 1011
3.26.10 – College Station, TX – Schotzi’s
3.24.10 – Columbia, TN – The Atomic Rocket Lounge
3.23.10 – Nashville, TN – The Muse
3.22.10 – Owingsville, KY – The Clubhouse
3.21.10 – Covington, KY – The Madhatter

Back to the Futour
10.31.09 – Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
10.30.09 – Muncie, IN – The MT Cup
10.29.09 – Antwerp, OH – The Crunk Room
10.28.09 – Dayton, OH – The Afterburn
10.26.09 – Fairdale, KY – The Bulldog Cafe
10.25.09 - Joplin, MO - The Surge
10.24.09 - Jacket, MO - Self Destruct in the Ozarks Fest
10.23.09 - Texarkana, TX - I Love Evelyn Venue
10.22.09 - Bryan, TX - The Stafford
10.21.09 - Georgetown, TX - First Baptist Church
10.20.09 - Austin, TX - Hot Topic
10.19.09 - Houston, TX - Walters
10.18.09 - Houston, TX - Bohemeos
10.17.09 - Houston, TX - Java Junction
10.16.09 - San Antonio, TX - The 1011
10.13.09 - El Paso, TX - Hot Rods and Wheels
10.11.09 - Albuquerque, NM - Atomic Cantina
10.10.09 - San Diego, CA - Dream St
10.09.09 - San Diego, CA - The Epicenter
10.08.09 - Hollywood, CA - Above The Rox
10.06.09 - Los Angelos, CA - Good Hurt Music Venue
10.05.09 - San Jose, CA - Hot Topic
10.04.09 - Modesto, CA - Queen Bean
10.03.09 - Modesto, CA - Modesto Virtual
10.02.09 - Las Vegas, NV - The Freakin Frog
10.01.09 - Logan, UT - Utah State
9.30.09 - Topeka, KS - The Boobie Trap Bar
9.29.09 - Kansas City, MO - Maple Woods College
9.28.09 - Columbia, MO - Hot Topic
9.27.09 - Elizabethtown, KY - The Mulberry
9.26.09 - Poplar Bluff, MO - The Well
9.25.09 - Eureka, IL - Eureka College
9.24.09 - Des Moines, IA - Hot Topic
9.23.09 - Seward, NE - Seward Youth Center
9.22.09 - Omaha, NE - The Papio Bowl
9.20.09 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Hot Topic
9.19.09 - Morris, IL - The Korova
9.18.09 - New Lenox, IL - The Hub
9.17.09 - Chicago, IL - Fearless Radio

Undignified Clothing Tour
8.1.09 – Bridgeport, IL – Friendly Fire Music Venue
7.31.09 – Vincennes, IN – The Intersect Venue
7.30.09 – Steeleville, IL – Randolph County Rocksteady
7.28.09 – Fairdale, KY – Bulldog Café
7.27.09 – Springfield, OH – Hot Topic
7.26.09 – Xenia, OH – The Cavern
7.24.09 – Highland, IN – Bean Counters
7.23.09- Mequon, WI – Phantom Ranch
7.22.09 – Fond Du Lac, WI – Marghaels
7.21.09 – Maplewood, MN – Hot Topic
7.20.09 – Harrisburg, SD – The Phoenix Lounge
7.18.09 – Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers
7.17.09 – Kansas City, MO – Hot Topic
7.16.09 – Joplin, MO – Hot Topic
7.15.09 – Springfield, MO – Billiards Blue Room
7.14.09 – Salem, IL – The Looney Bin
7.13.09 – Christopher, IL - The Hampton Building
7.12.09 – Chicago, IL – Dougs Rockhouse

The World Domination Tour
6.20.09 – Windsor, Ontario – The Chubby Pickle
6.19.09 – Burlington, Ontario – The Legendary Red Rooster
6.18.09 – Sarnia, Ontario – The Stubborn
6.17.09 – Toronto, Ontario – The Bovine Sex Club
6.16.09 – St Catherine’s, Ontario – Red Hot Chili Pepper
6.13.09 – Pittsburgh, PA – 222 Ormsby
6.12.09 – Morgantown, WV – Club Octane
6.11.09 – Wilmore, KY – Icthtus Festival
6.9.09 – Elizabethtown, KY – The Mulberry
6.7.09 – Xenia, OH – The Cavern
6.6.09 Antwerp, OH – The Crunk Room
6.5.09 – Toledo, OH – Frankies
6.4.09 – Midland, MI – Hot Topic
6.3.09 – Port Huron, MI – The Center
6.2.09 – Rochester, MI – The Factory
6.1.09 – South Bend, IN – Ugly Mugs
5.31.09 – Morris, IL – The Korova
5.30.09 – Mt Vernon, IL – The Living Room