Everything Is Noise is currently streaming “Circles” from Seattle, Washington-based loud rock trio SANDRIDER. The band’s latest single comes off their long-awaited fourth full-length, Enveletration, set for release this March via Satanik Royalty Records.
With a primal combination of monstrously exultant riffs, soaring guitar solos, and catchy, triumphant choruses created by guitarist/vocalist Jon Weisnewski (Akimbo, Nuclear Dudes), bassist Jesse Roberts (The Ruby Doe, Kid Congo Powers, Old Iron), and drummer Nat Damm (Akimbo, Head Like A Kite, Automaton, Tight Bros From Way Back When), SANDRIDER sounds like the soundtrack to victory. But as evidenced by many of the lyrics on Enveletration, SANDRIDER’s brand of victory is a defiant one – wherein fun is an act of cathartic resistance and escape. Under the album’s layers of metaphor and amplifier feedback, you will find themes of political anger and modern malaise.
Elaborates the band on their latest single, “Lyrically, ‘Circles’ condemns the circular logic used by systemic power structures that divide rather than unite people, and asks: Is it possible for humans to evolve into a species that cares about each other and the world? Musically, it’s a heavy ripper that makes us feel like frost giants when we play it.”
Adds Everything Is Noise, “This is classic SANDRIDER – catchy, driving, awesome guitar tones, sing-along vocals, and a cohesion that would make industrial strength adhesive jealous. The theme of ‘Circles’ is quite apparent from the lyrics and easily relatable with even a passing understanding of the sociopolitical landscape of the last several years. Everyone talks in circles, avoiding tough (or hell, even easy-ass) questions, and sowing confusion and distrust with scapegoating. The bridge and hook are an anthemic callout to that sort of hypocrisy…”
Read more and stream SANDRIDER’s “Circles,” now playing at Everything Is Noise, HERE.
Recorded at Litho Studios in Seattle by Matt Bayles (Soundgarden, Mastodon, Botch), Enveletration proves that SANDRIDER’s adrenaline-charged fun and unconquerable spirit is yet again a sonic refuge where you’re temporarily invincible. Across its ten tracks, the record captures the utter relief the three members of SANDRIDER felt when returning to the practice space for the first time after a year of early-pandemic isolation and anxiety. The experience of waking their stacks of amplifiers from their dormancy, feeling the drums rattle their chests and the bass vibrate through the floor, and reveling in the indescribably euphoric return to writing music together in person is palpable. The end result is a nod to Seattle heavy-rock forefathers Soundgarden with their “break my rusty cage and run” attitude, mixed with the unrelenting, stage dive-off-the-bar energy of Refused and noisy noodling of Hot Snakes.
Enveletration will be released on Satanik Royalty Records — who recently reissued SANDRIDER’s first two full-length albums, Sandrider and Godhead – digitally on March 3rd with a limited edition vinyl edition to follow on March 17th.
Find digital preorders at THIS LOCATION where first single, “Alia,” can be streamed. Fins physical preorders at THIS LOCATION.
SANDRIDER has announced a trio of area shows – including a special performance supporting Botch – later this month and April with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come.
2/11/2023 Bar House – Seattle, WA w/ Helms Alee, Wild Powers
2/17/2023 Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA w/ Botch, Denial Of Life
4/08/2023 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA *Enveletration Record Release Show w/ Dark Meditation, Museum Of Light
Nat Damm – drums
Jesse Roberts – bass, vocals
Jon Weisnewski – guitar, vocals