SUNFLO’ER: No Echo Premieres “Straight To VHS” Video From Experimental Hardcore Outfit; All These Darlings And Now Me Full-Length Nears Release Via Dark Trail Records

Photo by Erin Farrell

Experimental hardcore outfit SUNFLO’ER today unveils their new video for “Straight To VHS.” Now playing courtesy of No Echo, the track opens All These Darlings And Now Me, the band’s forthcoming new full-length, set for release September 2nd through Dark Trail Records.

All These Darlings And Now Me was recorded, mixed, and produced by Urian Hackney at The Box in Burlington, Vermont, and mastered by Zach Weeks at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts.

Notes founding drummer/vocalist Ethan Shantie of the band’s latest single, “‘Straight To VHS’ is a Thin Lizzy song written by Cursed. It’s about driving five-hundred miles in a single night, when your cell service is no good, so you finally switch over to FM radio and somehow find a classic rock station along the dial between opera and Midwest Baptist sermons, but somehow you’re still thirty minutes from home no matter how close you get, and the clock on the dash is always at 1:00am. SUNFLO’ER put the mullet back in mathcore by daring to make it listenable.”

Adds No Echo, “SUNFLO’ER is writing music that is urgent and demands your attention from the get go.”

View “Straight To VHS” at No Echo HERE.

View the band’s previously released video for “Cryptfucker” video HERE.

All These Darlings And Now Me will be available on CD, LP and digitally. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 2010 and hailing from Potsdam, New York SUNFLO’ER (SUN+FLOW+UR) has released two EPs on their own label before signing with Magnetic Eye Records in 2015, which saw the release of their first LP, 1963. The band was also featured on Magnetic Eye’s Helmet tribute, Meantime [Redux] and Pink Floyd tribute, The Wall [Redux]. For their second LP, No Hell, SUNFLO’ER partnered with Ottawa’s Noise Salvation for the release of a CD/’Zine and published the vinyl through their own imprint. Now, with the addition of vocalist, Jeff Lyszczarz, SUNFLO’ER is set to release their third full length album, All These Darlings And Now Me. The band utilizes a dynamic and hectic approach to hardcore that takes cues from Converge, La Dispute, Cursed, Circle Takes The Square, and Dangers.

Comments Shantie, “The writing process for this album was a huge departure for us, and I think that you can tell that a lot changed between No Hell and now. Not only did we add a new member, but we also lost loved ones, went through career changes, all that bullshit… “Urian is responsible for making this album sound as god damn big as it does. Not only did he get the best possible performances out of us, but he also made some critical recommendations that filled out our sound and made the songs pop. And, of course, he knew a good idea when he heard it – that’s why there’s tambourine on every single song. This is also a definite departure for us. All These Darlings And Now Me has a lot of the same chaotic noise that we’ve always loved to play, but with the addition of Jeff on vocals and more stripped down, rock-and-roll oriented riffs, we’ve found a sound I think we were always building toward. The pandemic forced us to recalibrate and reassess everything about this band – what worked and what didn’t. I think we’re finally writing the music we’ve been trying to make for thirteen years.”

Jim Doran – bass, vocals
Jeff Lyszczarz – vocals, auxiliary percussion
Carter Jones – guitar, vocals
Ethan Shantie – drums, vocals