Sunndrug is the new musical effort from Chris Raines (former drummer of Norma Jean and Spitfire) and Jimmy Reeves (formerly the bassist for Spitfire). Today, HM is proud to premiere the first music from the band, a single called “Denial” taken from their debut full length album, Exit Wounds. Raines continues on behind the drum kit for the Virginia-based quartet, while Reeves moves over to vocals and adds his touch on guitars. The rest of the band is rounded out with keyboardist Junior Favela and guitarist Clint Kesler.

We asked Reeves to describe the first single, and his response was succinct:

“The song is like a kick in the teeth on a Sunday morning, a middle finger to the self involved, a love song for the deluded.”

Exit Wounds is scheduled to be released this summer. You can find the band on Facebook and Instagram. Raines also joined on the As the Story Grows podcast this past week to talk about drumming for Spitfire, Norma Jean and Sunndrug. Chris Raines founded Spitfire in 1996 with bassist Jimmy Reeves and guitarist Matt Beck doing double duty on vocals. Raines joined Norma Jean in 2007 and played with the band until 2010.

Official album art ?? Ron @italicstudio killed it. #sunndrug #exitwounds #drogadelsol

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