Sundressed, Northbound

Real Rock Club Presents:



Hey Thanks!, Kawaii AF

Thu, June 7, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


“We’re all in this weird world together” is a perfectly suited mantra to describe Phoenix,
Arizona’s Sundressed. The quote, from vocalist and songwriter Trevor Hedges’ description of
the message behind his own lyrics, is hopeful and unifying – and thoroughly summarizes the
Sundressed was initially created, in part, to help vocalist & songwriter Trevor Hedges
maintain sobriety. Years later, the calm of a sober life has allowed Hedges to take his struggles
and successes and refocus them to a broader scope. What’s truly remarkable is that he’s
managed to achieve this without straying away from his signature mixture of self-deprecation
and eager determination. What’s left is an uplifting take on the heavier aspects of life, inspiring
hope without treading into trite or conceived territory.
The past two years have been monumentally prolific for Sundressed, releasing two EPs
and a split with Nashville’s Secret Stuff in rapid succession between April 2015 and July 2016.
Now, the five-piece outfit has readied their first full-length record, “A Little Less Put Together.”
The LP, full of syrupy, yet poignant pop-punk songs wrought with massive hooks and stark
lyrical honesty, is a must-listen for fans of Saves the Day, The Starting Line, & Transit. The
uptempo bounciness and complex vocal melodies of “Mill Ave and Broadway” call back to mid-
era Relient K, while the melancholy, synth-tinged “A Little Less Put Together” shows the band
taking influence from Motion City Soundtrack. Ultimately, “A Little Less Put Together” is a
perfect windows-down- on-a- warm-spring- day kind of record – capable of tugging at heart
strings, but also demanding singalong after singalong with its huge, addictive choruses.
“A Little Less Put Together” was engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Curtis
Douglas (The Maine), and will be out in March 2017 via Animal Style Records.
Kawaii AF
Kawaii AF
Venue Information:
Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115