Prosthetic Records is proud to announce the signing of New Jersey based post-sludge-metal band SUNROT. To mark the occasion, SUNROT have released a brand new single, available exclusively via Bandcamp, titled 21%. The single has an accompanying noise track as a B-side, which was created in collaboration with ErosLovesYou. Work is underway for a full length album which will be released under the Prosthetic banner in due course.
The track features clean vocals - a first for SUNROT - and represents the closure of one chapter of the band and the start of a new one. Vocalist Lex Santiago comments:
“21% was written a few years ago and has been played live - but we never got around to recording as it’s a bit experimental for us - and never saw it fitting on a previous release. We definitely tapped into some softer textures and tones and got vulnerable with it and it’s refreshing to us to try new stuff while still keeping true to ourselves “The song uses the story of Icarus as a metaphor for a bipolar cycle of depression, mania, and psychosis. The depression being banishment to the labyrinth, the mania being flying through the sky with wax and feather wings, and the psychosis being the moment he flew too close to the sun and burned up the wings and fell. I experienced this cycle myself in 2018, including hospitalisations which left me feeling like I was never going to be able to get out of institutions and the cycle of pain and terror I was in. It was a long road out of that and this song was really healing to finally put the words to it.
“We really are just a bunch of goofballs with big hearts, that’s why we wanted to release it on Valentine’s Day! Let’s be honest, it’s a day that sucks for most of us so we wanted to remind anyone listening that we love you and will be your Valentine this year if you don’t have one.”
The digital single will be released on other digital platforms at a later date, joining the rest of the SUNROT discography, which includes the 2017 album Sunnata, which has been on heavy rotation at Prosthetic Records HQ.
Prosthetic’s Becky Laverty said: “We’ve been fans of Sunrot for a few years now, and when our paths crossed we started to discuss the possibility of working together. Their blend of sludge, noise and post metal coupled with their enthusiasm and passion for creativity makes them a really special band.”
Lex adds: “We are so excited to be working with Prosthetic and to be on their roster of fantastic bands and among great friends! We’ve had so many great folks give us amazing opportunities to get us to this point, and signing with a label who believes in us and the art we make feels great! Thank you Becky, Steve, EJ, and the rest of the Prosthetic team for welcoming us aboard!
Stay tuned for more SUNROT news in the coming months.
Christopher Eustaquio (he/him) - guitar
Rob Gonzalez (he/him) - guitar
Lex Santiago (hey/they) - vocals & noise
Alex Dobrowolski (they/them) - drums
Ross Bradley (he/him) - bass