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Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Sundries Record Release Party at the Piranha Shop"

By all accounts, Sundries’ record release party for their debut album The Wave at The Piranha Shop was a friendly, comfortable affair, with friends old and new taking part in the house party atmosphere. Friends of the band were abound with Whitney Petty of Thunderpussy acting as bartender and her bandmate Molly Sides also attending. The spunky-snotty punk sound of Casual Hex started the night off with danceable jams, followed by the aptly named Adventurous Sleeping, which featured layered, somnambulistic sounds from one half of the band Nurses. Fauna Shade, a band that you may notice is getting more and more mentions around town, brought the beats per minute up a couple of notches whilst maintaining a psychedelic attitude. Scotty Smith’s voice stands out from pretty much any other band around.

Of course, the same can be said for Sundries’ guitarist/vocalist Sadie Frank. It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: Frank’s voice is wonderful and needs to be heard to be believed. Go listen. SMI contributing photographer Hanna Stevens called her performance “gripping and emotional, unique and cutting.” The band’s fans were energetic in their acceptance of Sundries’ set. Dancing, grooving, and horned hands were part of the experience. You can get a great sense of the night from Stevens’ photos, presented below. - Seattle Music Insider

"New Music Preview: Sundries The Wave"

Sundries’ debut album, The Wave, calls to mind a half-tame, half-feral animal; one that has been burned a few too many times to trust the hand that feeds it. It comes across in this way because of two things: Sadie Frank’s voice and her lyrics. Yet while the lyrical delivery carries sexy/broken wariness, the music is all thundering bravado, attitude, and perseverance.

Frank’s voice is a thing of beauty, whether wallowing in bluesy growls or breaking with emotion. It’s a rich, impressive instrument, calling to mind Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Neapolitano or Goodness’ Carrie Akre. She sings of relationships, sex, drinking, blood, and living in the city. She sings from the gut, spitting dirty words like bullets at times, and others twisting her voice around like a snake. Travis Gillett’s and Frank’s guitars twine around each other as well, spiraling and then jagging as called for in each song. Meanwhile, the thudda-thudda, propelling rhythm of Leah Julius’ drumming along with Ben Lindbloom’s bass provide something to groove to. Indeed, as The Wave begins, it’s the rhythm section that pulls the listener in and hooks them before “Say What You Mean” builds up to Frank’s breathy “Hey, hello.”

“Sky To Change” treads a well-worn blues track, and Frank’s vocal just slides right in there and clicks perfectly as she cautions us that “you can’t tell the sky to change, ’cause it won’t at all.” “Saturday Night” is another standout, Frank’s cracked wailing and f-bombs building to a raucous, racing crescendo. “Pressure” mixes more blues with grungy rock and group backing vocals; and the closing track, “The Water,” starts off a slow burner that builds into a bonfire wash of guitar and sublime howls. Frank’s world can seem acid and harsh at times, but, like a tough alley cat, she lives to fight another day, and we get the sweet end of the deal with The Wave. - Seattle Music Insider

"Recap: Kairos EP Release with Dude York and Sundries"

Sundries is a barely contained power-punch, packed tight into a powder keg, just waiting to be lit. When the whole thing goes off it’s an impressive sight. There’s a real nice soulful and melodic quality to their music, and at the same time, there’s a grinding heaviness. - See more at: - Secretly Important


The Wave-Released July 30th 2015

Produced and Recorded by Graig Merkel

All Good Daughters EP - Released February 15th, 2012
Produced and Recorded by Barrett Jones at Laundry Room Studios

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Sundries formed in the basement of lead singer Sadie Ava’s ramshackle house after a chance meeting at a Capitol Hill bagel shop. The band immediately began shaking Seattle with their mix of spazzy grooves and brooding soul-rock in various cities along the West Coast. Several years and several moves around the country later, Sundries just released their debut full length record The Wave. Recorded by Greg Merkel, the Wave is the culmination of the band’s experiences and growth since their inception. Tracks like Pressure and Saturday Night are open-hearted punk anthems, while Sky to Change and Noose are prickling soul inflected rock n roll.

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