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Sundress – “Derelict”


I’m sure I’m a little biased as Sundress comes from my hometown of Denton, TX, but I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them grow into a really solid psyche pop band over the last couple of years.  Their sound is reminiscent of the Smashing Pumpkins’ more out there material, combining alternative rock elements with spaced out soundscapes.  Their jams go into dreamy and ethereal territory as well, using feedback to convey emotion rather than to cover their music in mystery.  It’s easy to get lost in their sound, but there is enough pop energy to draw accessibility from mainstream audiences.  Sundress has honed their live presence as well.  I saw them a year back to a noticeably larger local crowd that was completely engaged from note one.

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