Album Review: Sundressed – A Little Less Put Together

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A Little Less Put Together - Animal Style Records

Arizona based indie punks Sundressed released their debut album, A Little Less Put Together, yesterday, March 24th 2017, via Animal Style Records, the album follows in the wake of a split single and two EP’s and will available on CD, vinyl, including a teal and cream split and clear with purple swirl variants, and download formats. The release of A Little Less Put Together represents the culmination of the last two years, an album that builds on their previous releases and embraces influences such as Saves The Day, Reliant K and Motion City Soundtrack.

Of Course kicks things off with an upbeat slice of pop punk with a soaring chorus, after this things head out west with the country tinged Mill Ave And Broadway and the album continues in this breezy style, whilst it does encompass other styles across it’s eleven tracks, at the core of it’s being it has a pure pop punk heart. A Little Less Put Together marks a steady move forward from the release where I first encountered them, a split single with Secret Stuff in July 2016, and everything seems to be just a little bit more polished and slick than they were last summer.

Throughout A Little Less Put Together there is a continuous melodic sensibility that permeates the whole of the album, one that has a distinctly sweet and summery feel to it with it’s lush harmonies and laid back feel. For some this release may be a little too sweet and sickly, as there is no discordant element or apparent fury, but this is a band that are not afraid to take on the heavier issues, but it’s all done with an optimistic and hopeful attitude, and as spring is approaching then this album of warm sunny pop punk may well be the soundtrack to your summer.

A Little Less Put Together can be ordered via Animal Style Records on CD and Vinyl here

The album can be downloaded and streamed via Sundressed‘s Bandcamp here

Sundressed‘s website can be found here