[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...
Bonus mp3: Sundress -- "Locust"
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.