Seattle loud rock trio SANDRIDER is pleased to unveil a video for “Enveletration,” the title track of their latest full-length, now playing at The Sleeping Shaman.
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 SANDRIDER – 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) – 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.
Writes The Sleeping Shaman in part, “To say Enveletration is a dizzying display of heavy, noisy rock would be an understatement. Enveletration is again produced by the band’s longtime producer, the inimitable Matt Bayles, and as with their previous records, it sounds absolutely fantastic as all of the instrumentation is crisp, loud and clear in the mix.”
Elaborates the band on the video, “‘Enveletration’ is our first ever self-made video (live footage by J Donovan Malley). It involves a lot of fire, explosions, skeletons, electricity, and fog. Viewers might be shocked to know that the fire and explosions are actually special effects and not real, nor did we blow up the Earth. The subject matter doesn’t really match the lyrics, and both Jon and Jesse are greatly relieved they remembered the words to the song and that their mouths lined up with the recorded vocals. We hope you enjoy it and thank you very much for watching.”
View SANDRIDER’s video for “Enveletration” at The Sleeping Shaman HERE.
SANDRIDER will play a special hometown record release show on April 8th with additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks.
4/08/2023 Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA *Enveletration Record Release Show w/ Dark Meditation, Museum Of Light
“Enveletration is a wonder to be explored, engaged with, and appreciated; a miracle of the everyday that doesn’t come along every day.” – The Obelisk
“Enveletration is just the top shelf of loud rock just as ready for the stereo as it is for the stage. Not a single song dips below greatness, and even when things are a bit softer and slower, there’s a constant propulsion forward, a progression that’s undeniably infectious and invigorating… Enveletration is a signal of triumph, of victory indeed, and a reminder that sometimes simplicity carries the most value.” – Everything Is Noise
“…if you want some grungy, noisy, and catchy, loud rock filled with memorable riffs, then look no further. Enveletration is a triumphant display of rock mastery that will not only get you to bang your head and pump your fists, but also put a smile on your face. It will make you feel like you can take on the world, which isn’t an easy feat, given the state of the world right now. In fact, it’s one of the best loud rock records this year.” – New Noise Magazine
“Enveletration is an album that’s brimming with action packed, grooves and meaty riffs that allows SANDRIDER to create highly original sounds of their own. The album benefits from first rate production values that gives the band a more compelling sound compared to their previous albums with Enveletration becoming an essential album to listen to, fully explore and add to your own record collection. Simply unmissable…” – Outlaws Of The Sun
“Seattle will always be known as the home of a number of really amazing rock bands, and with Enveletration, SANDRIDER is keeping Seattle’s flame alive. If your tastes fall anywhere between Mastodon and Fugazi, you’re going to find a lot to love on Enveletration.” – Metal Epidemic