Monday, December 6, 2010 |
5 years ago
[Over the next few weeks, we'll be
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today we take an in-depth look at song No. 20 on the
list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab the song as a free download. Also
after the jump, check out songs No. 50-21 in the Top 50 list that will
update as it grows...]
Until, well, this week, really, the last few months have seen Denton upstart Sundress
taking a bit of a hiatus after having initially exploded onto the scene at the tail end of 2009 and very beginning of 2010.
The time off was much-merited, though; this was a band, that, from the start, was clearly working out some kinks. After debuting in 2009 as This Old House, the band briefly changed its name to ODYSSEY around the time of NX35 2010, only to change its name to Sundress pretty much immediately thereafter. Other changes followed rather quickly -- first to the band's roster, and then, albeit somewhat slightly, to its sound. Those changes, to a degree, appear to have rendered much of the band's sound on its debut EP, the spring-released Fever, somewhat obsolete in retrospect.
But that doesn't mean the release is one that should be ignored.