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August 17, 2018
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Sundodger

AIMING TO PUT THE DANGER BACK IN ROCK N’ ROLL SEATTLE’S SUNDODGER AMPS UP FOR SOME ‘BIGGER WAVES’ ON THEIR HIGH-POWERED FULL LENGTH DEBUT
Dan Engel, multi-talented frontman and guitarist for emerging Seattle powerhouse band Sundodger, says the easiest thing for him, band co-founder Jeff Norman (guitar) and their groove intensive rhythm section (bassist Don Currie, drummer Mark Fiebig) to do would be to write music that fits in nicely into the mainstream rock we’re hearing today. “But nobody would stomach that,” Engel adds. “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.”
Taking raucous and lyrically provocative action in that direction, Sundodger creates intense AOR rock for our era, fusing classic guitar rock edged with punk and new wave on their full length debut Bigger Waves. Released both on vinyl (the ultimate reflection of its classic rock roots) and digitally, the compelling 10 track collection was recorded at Studio Litho with the help of producer/engineer Shawn Simmons, who has been behind the boards for Northwest heavyweights like Head and the Heart, My Goodness and Lemelo. The tracks were mastered in Seattle by Ed Brooks (Resonant Mastering); lacquer was cut by Levi Seitz (Black Belt Mastering).
Though Bigger Waves is the band’s full length debut with Sundodger’s current lineup, it is technically a follow-up to the band’s 2014 EP Home, which featured Engel on drums and rhythm guitar, Norman on lead guitar and a guest overdubbing the bass parts. As such, Bigger Waves reflects their exciting evolution and the natural chemistry that happens when a developing band hits its stride with the right lineup. Currie and Fiebig, who joined in 2016, have known each other since high school and were previously in a Seattle group called Betty Ford Falcons.
“We really took our time with Bigger Waves, a year and a half from end to end,” he adds. “We are a much closer band after going through that process. We had all the blowout fights and stuff like that and got through it – all of which has made us better musicians and people. Sonically, we did a lot of experimenting with guitar tones, vocals and for the first time brought keyboards into the mix. The result is a cohesive collection of song that will take listeners on a journey, rather than just a list of disparate tracks.”
That fascinating trip deals in depth with relationships and working through the difficulties that are always part of them – with offbeat, sometimes non-linear, Cobain-esque lyrics that can be unlocked from different angles. “Banner Days” is a high energy, autobiographical reflection on the ups and downs Engel and his wife have gone through over the years, financially and emotionally, and how that’s made them stronger. “Like Me”, whose cool dynamic includes hypnotic keyboard elements, is Engel’s favorite tune, a tale of two flawed individuals who break out of their individual isolations when they find each other. “Echoes” and “Epitaph” coincidentally dovetail thematically into each other. Both invoke the dual realities of reliance and isolation in our device dependent world. “Echoes” tackles the irony of being able to do so much but not really accomplishing anything with those capabilities, while “Epitaph” is a more hard-hitting, destructive result of making online connections that seem more real than they actually are.
The roots of Sundodger extend back to the 90s, when Engel and Norman formed the band Divided Sky after they met in college. With Engel on drums, the band released two CDs and toured around the Pacific Northwest. Years after a mutual burnout found the two pursuing music related career endeavors apart from the band grind, they reunited as Divided Sky for a few shows and rekindled the old creative spark and decided to write new material (with Engel on vocals and guitar) - which led to the formation of Sundodger.
“I think the style of music we play comes from us just having been musicians for a long time and understanding the only thing that will really resonant with a listener is if the art you create is honest,” Engel says. “And we all listen to different genres and are influenced as such. The common string throughout the bands we love is that those bands did what they wanted with their art. Especially punk rock. That DIY and F you I'm going to do what I want has always been thrilling for me.”
Album: Bigger Waves (2018)
Bigger Waves, released July 3, 2018
© 2018 Sundodger. All rights reserved.
Produced by Sundodger & Shawn Simmons
All songs by Sundodger
Lyrics by Dan Engel
Engineered by Shawn Simmons
Assistant Engineer Jon Roberts
Recorded and mixed at Studio Litho in Seattle, Washington in 2017-2018
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, Washington
Vinyl cut by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering in Seattle, Washington
Record pressed at Cascade Record Pressing in Milwaukie, Oregon
Sundodger
Dan Engel – Vocals, rhythm guitar
Jeff Norman – Lead guitar
Don Currie – Bass guitar
Mark Fiebig – Drums, percussion
Don Currie played The Mellotron electro-mechanical keyboard on Echoes
Shawn Simmons played a Vox Jaguar organ on Banner Days
Patrick Porter played piano on Like Me
Cover design by Jeremy Salyer
Layout by Dan Engel


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# Pasific   Time Name length Rating Notes
1 9:00 AM & 9:00 PM Too Much Too Soon 03:52 4 New song
2 9:03 AM & 9:03 PM Banner Days 03:50 4 New song
3 9:07 AM & 9:07 PM Like Me 04:39 4 New song
4 9:12 AM & 9:12 PM Shayla 03:46 4 New song
5 9:16 AM & 9:16 PM Keeping a Light On 03:28 4 New song
6 9:20 AM & 9:20 PM Epitaph 02:02 4 New song
7 9:22 AM & 9:22 PM Last Stand 04:24 4 New song
8 9:26 AM & 9:26 PM Grace 03:27 4 New song
9 9:30 AM & 9:30 PM Do No Harm 05:34 4 New song
10 9:35 AM & 9:35 PM Echoes 03:27 4 New song

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11 9:39 AM & 9:39 PM Rändi Fay Supernatural 03:57 4 New song
12 9:43 AM & 9:43 PM Jamie Wrecs You Don't Know 02:51 4 New song
13 9:46 AM & 9:46 PM W. Dire Wolff New Day Coming 02:48 4
14 9:49 AM & 9:49 PM Alan Garmonsway Good Friends 06:19 4
15 9:55 AM & 9:55 PM Keith Morris & the Crooked Numbers Psychopaths & Sycophants 04:31 4
16 10:00 AM & 10:00 PM Lost Generation She's Bad News 03:14 4
17 10:03 AM & 10:03 PM Reise Cannot Say (Single Version) 04:03 4
18 10:07 AM & 10:07 PM Gordon Ellis & Steel Good Times 03:44 4
19 10:11 AM & 10:11 PM Lovely is to the Bone Dont You Understand Love 04:02 4
20 10:15 AM & 10:15 PM Lovely is to the Bone Sunshine 03:12 4
21 10:18 AM & 10:18 PM Max and the Ducks Everything Has Its Time 03:38 4
22 10:22 AM & 10:22 PM The Danbees Down At The Bar 02:36 4 New song
23 10:25 AM & 10:25 PM Vovkulaka The Dark Empty 03:50 4
24 10:29 AM & 10:29 PM Halo Only Love 04:19 4
25 10:33 AM & 10:33 PM The Fisherman No Matter 03:52 4
26 10:37 AM & 10:37 PM Gentlemen of rock and roll I Am Back 03:12 4
27 10:40 AM & 10:40 PM Trendlaser So Fine 03:18 4
28 10:44 AM & 10:44 PM Andy Bandlord Bissell You Can't Save Me 05:22 4
29 10:49 AM & 10:49 PM Jeffrey Dallet band Gypsy Jewel 04:35 4
30 10:54 AM & 10:54 PM Joey Aces and The Deal Cry All Alone 04:31 4
31 10:58 AM & 10:58 PM Mike McCleary Be the One 04:02 4
32 11:03 AM & 11:03 PM Mike Shannon & Big Bus Dream Echos Of Blue 02:33 4
33 11:05 AM & 11:05 PM Richard Gilbert Faraway Girl 05:00 4
34 11:10 AM & 11:10 PM Wirehead Gypsy 03:31 4
35 11:14 AM & 11:14 PM Alison Reynolds This Old Town 03:35 4
36 11:17 AM & 11:17 PM Brendan McMahon Friday's In December 04:34 4
37 11:22 AM & 11:22 PM J.Delfino Alive 03:29 4
38 11:26 AM & 11:26 PM Jason Wells Waiting To Come Down 04:49 4
39 11:31 AM & 11:31 PM Jiggley Jones del Alma 04:26 4
40 11:35 AM & 11:35 PM jointpop AMPLIFY 02:37 4
41 11:38 AM & 11:38 PM Keith Lally No One Can Love Her The Same As You 03:10 4
42 11:41 AM & 11:41 PM Kill The Beast Band Devil behind your back 04:19 4
43 11:45 AM & 11:45 PM Les Paul's (The Paul's) Another Nashville Morning 05:58 4
44 11:52 AM & 11:52 PM Michael Crawford No Turning Back 03:37 4
45 11:55 AM & 11:55 PM Mike McCleary Clarity 04:54 4
46 12:00 PM & 12:00 AM Miles Silver The Whiplash Kid 03:33 4
47 12:04 PM & 12:04 AM Purple? Today 04:56 4
48 12:09 PM & 12:09 AM Rick Shaffer Going Down Slow 02:35 4
49 12:12 PM & 12:12 AM Second Hand Arms Dealer Living 03:45 4
50 12:15 PM & 12:15 AM Shaune Walt That Night (In My Truck) alternate 03:53 4
51 12:19 PM & 12:19 AM SixTwoSeven Runnin' with the Big Kids 04:25 4
52 12:24 PM & 12:24 AM StuckFish CALLING 06:05 4
53 12:30 PM & 12:30 AM The Infinity Process Powertrip 01:54 4
54 12:32 PM & 12:32 AM Alan Fish Mine Tonight 02:36 4
55 12:35 PM & 12:35 AM Alison Reynolds Piece of the Pie 03:38 4
56 12:38 PM & 12:38 AM Bang Bang Rouge Altered State 03:28 4
57 12:42 PM & 12:42 AM Dream Aria Black Mirror 04:34 4
58 12:47 PM & 12:47 AM GJ Hoffman Heartbreak Prison 04:22 4
59 12:51 PM & 12:51 AM Happy Freuds On The Road 03:58 4
60 12:55 PM & 12:55 AM Igga Cousins Lord what have done 05:03 4
61 1:00 PM & 1:00 AM Jay Schraub Road I Missed 03:59 4
62 1:04 PM & 1:04 AM JetBelly Before the Amber Hour 05:21 4
63 1:10 PM & 1:10 AM Our House, Lake of The Woods, MN Help-Me 04:42 4
64 1:14 PM & 1:14 AM Shadowperimeter Shutout 02:15 4
65 1:17 PM & 1:17 AM Forge The Rubicon My Turn 03:34 3
66 1:20 PM & 1:20 AM Gail Everett Sorry 02:56 3
67 1:23 PM & 1:23 AM j c james After All 03:29 3
68 1:27 PM & 1:27 AM Mick J Clark Anuther Sunny Hulliday 04:12 3
69 1:31 PM & 1:31 AM St.Cyr-White This is the Life 03:12 3
70 1:35 PM & 1:35 AM Wilson Daniels Whiskey Bride 03:49 3
71 1:39 PM & 1:39 AM Katiebeth That Ain't Love 03:45 3
72 1:42 PM & 1:42 AM jimmy gibson when i walk away 04:26 3
73 1:47 PM & 1:47 AM All Those Who Wander The Road is Lost 04:00 3
74 1:51 PM & 1:51 AM Michelle Qureshi Bridge to Where I Do Not Know 04:26 3
75 1:55 PM & 1:55 AM Environmental Sound Foundation 200 Seconds 04:02 2