Alternative Press magazine’s “Unsigned Band of the Month” (Dec. 2008), Indianapolis-based pop-punk band Same As Sunday releases its highly anticipated 7-song EP, Earn Your Stripes, October 26, 2010.
Having recently wrapped a year’s worth of 150+ tour dates with band’s including INO recording artist Stellar Kart and Gotee Records act Abandon Kansas, Same As Sunday sustains its momentum with the follow up to last summer’s The Dollar For Dollar EP. Inspired by lead singer Chris Bauchle’s deployment with the United States Air Force for Operation Enduring Freedom this fall, Earn Your Stripes reflects Same As Sunday’s desire to live a life of purpose, serving God, spreading His Word, and encouraging others to do the same.

“The Lord calls us not only to place our faith in Him, but also to spread His word among the nations,” says Bauchle. “The album’s title is about having complete trust in God and giving every ounce of yourself to something you’ve been called to do.”
Featuring honest lyrics and an insatiably catchy sound brimming with frenetic musical energy, Earn Your Stripes has a broad range of appeal. Songs include the thought-provoking, call-to-action anthem “Roads?,” “The Opposite of Two,” which reflects on a painful breakup, and “Exits and Entrances,” about betrayal by a close friend.

Earn Your Stripes will release digitally via retailers including itunes, AmazonMP3, and Rhapsody on October 26. Physical copies of the album will also be available for purchase at www.sameassunday.bigcartel.com and at Same As Sunday shows. The band will pre-promote Earn Your Stripes with the release of a music video for “Roads?” mid-October as well as a free MP3 download of the song at select music sites. Additional details are forthcoming.

Consisting of Chris Bauchle (lead vocals, guitar), Kyle Martin (guitar/vocals), Nick Berry (bass/vocals) and Andy “the” Heck (drums/vocals), Same As Sunday formed in 2005. The band has since released three projects and visited more than 35 states on six, full-length, independently booked tours. Additionally, Same As Sunday earned a slot on the 2008 Warped Tour, was named Alternative Press magazine’s “Unsigned Band of the Month,” took first place at Concerts First’s “Next Big Thing” battle of the band’s competition, and was selected as a 2009 “Editor’s Pick” by purevolume.com. Visit the band at www.myspace.com/sameassunday or www.facebook.com/sameassunday