Bigger Waves

by Sundodger

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What the critics say:

"One thing that every track on Bigger Waves has in common is their ability to leave us shaken and roused from any disinterested boredom we might have felt prior to listening." - No Depression

"Their approach is simple, their music mammoth. Sundodger is making unpolished, unrestricted rock that is as unforgiving and hazy as the city that they call home, and among all of the trash that currently pollutes FM radio waves, their sound stands apart as both unique and addictively accessible." - Gashouse Radio

‘Bigger Waves’ by Sundodger is introspective, bright and edgy, it draws from the heyday of Alternative, from the Great North West’s Seattle Legends of old, yet is also fresh and enlightened, uplifting and spiritual. Melodic and hypnotizing, with songs that run up and down the spine, from soft and hypnotic to rough and “Rock Edgy”, Sundodger has an album that will definitely make heads spin on and off the dance floor, an album with great promise." - IndiePulse Music

"Bigger Waves, and more specifically songs like the captivating “Banner Days” and “Echoes,” tell me that there is plenty of good stuff to look forward to in the future of rock n’ roll as long as these guys are in the game, and from where I’m sitting, it certainly doesn’t look like this band is going to be departing the pop culture spectrum anytime soon." - Razorfish

"Seattle, Washington-based Sundodger is a band that combines elements of seventies Rock and Roll and some modern-day influences to form a style of Rock and Roll that is easily timeless." - The Rock and Roll Report

I’ve been following for a hot minute, but it wasn’t until this album that I realized just how incredibly talented they are both as musicians and as articulaters of artistry. - IndieSource


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

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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Track Name: Too Much Too Soon

There’s too much static, I can’t see
From point to point, it’s just me
It’s all for show, a fucking card trick
But down inside, you make you sick

I’m leavin’ tonight
Too much, too soon

Deep pockets, all rockets, you feel no shame
I find your pitch just a little lame
Smiling eyes hide your true face
I’ve got what you need to win this race

I’ve seen your act, it’s not for me
I’ve read the verse, paid the fee

I’m leavin’ tonight
Too much, too soon
Track Name: Banner Days

Again and again
And again my chagrin
We’ll change flight
A bird from a nest
In the night, it’s fight
We’re alright

We’ll twist in the wind
From a limb high above
With no net
It’s our life to live
You can bet no regrets
No missteps

Banner days passed us by
Bigger waves left us dry
Track Name: Like Me

I’m seeing fine
Double back on your gutter tracks
And leave it all behind

Come for a ride
Let go, kill the radio
We’ll swim in the tide

And you look like me
Feel me disease

Not much to lose
Speed the thaw, it’s a fatal flaw
Cut yourself loose

Life after life
You’re gone like a well-timed bomb
Strike at the strife

And you look like me
Feel me disease
Track Name: Shayla

Come now, lay down your head
Somehow you’re not quite dead
Bitter pills and you’ve had your fill
You and me and not quite three

Shayla. Shayla. Shayla. Shayla.

Tonight, you know it’s right
On both feet is where we’ll meet
Let’s get lost, escape the frost
You will see there’s more to me

Shayla. Shayla. Shayla. Shayla.
Track Name: Keeping a Light On

Say goodbye
It don’t seem right
A needle prick
It stole your light

A nodding sleep
You could not lie
One mistake
It took your life

I could not hold your hand
It’s turned to sand
There’s nothing left
But keeping a light on

An open door
Has closed behind
Your star above
Is realized

A glowing soul
Still etched in mine
Will carry me
Until it’s time

I could not hold your hand
It’s turned to sand
There’s nothing left
But keeping a light on
Track Name: Epitaph

See alone don’t be numb
There’s so much to be done
A ready mind will feed me
My greatest urge I’ll set free

All I saw was a photograph
All I wrote was her epitaph

I’ll watch you hour by hour
Our bond will grow and flower
Through the screen you feel real
My plan for us is ideal

All I saw was a photograph
All I wrote was her
Track Name: Last Stand

Into the outside
Where its grown cold
Sing me that song
How does it go?

You bring a wave I ride
Is it too deep?
No one's here right now
Just you and me

You grab the case
And we'll hit the road
What we will find
No one will know

I have two best friends
They help me sleep
Night in night out
I rest in peace

Find a place out there
Dear hold my hand
There is room now
For one last stand
Track Name: Grace

Time, time and space
You’ve lost your grace
It’s common place

Lie, and all are blind
It’s what you’ll find
Paid back in kind

Seemed to’ve lost my mind
Getting it back in time
These thoughts I can’t unwind

Drive, a far off place
And you’ll wear lace
Near a clear blue lake

Smile, it’s been a while
Just one more mile
This is our trial
Track Name: Do No Harm

A girl 13
She pushes through the door
Her world’s unclear
And scattered on the floor
Glowing stars
Are mapped along the wall
They light her path
A soothing calm for all

Her face the same
She’s grown up big and tall
But most will now
Wait to watch her fall
It’s not her plan
She’s found a way to win
This life is hers
She’s risen from the din

I won’t be myself
And I will do no harm
The clouds beneath feet
And I will do no harm
Dreams are buried deep
And I will do no harm
Track Name: Echoes
There’s too much to read
And no one to feed
I’ve got a pot on the stove
But nobody’s home

The light in my hand
Does whatever I ask
It’ll tell me the time
Or find me a ride

But it’s just echoes

There’s a wall of TVs
I see what I please
So many are here
They feed me my fear

The screen is still cold
She’ll do what I say
I wonder aloud
Is this what I’ve found?

But it’s just echoes