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Bigger Waves

by Sundodger

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited quantity 12" vinyl of our latest album. Pressed on black 140 gram vinyl.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bigger Waves via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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
Banner Days 03:50
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
Like Me 04:39
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
Shayla 03:45
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.
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
Epitaph 02:01
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
Last Stand 04:24
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
Grace 03:26
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
Do No Harm 05:33
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
Echoes 03:27
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


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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