Time Spent Driving has today released their first album since 2016 titled ‘Estrangers’ via Negative Progression Records, along with their new video ‘Intents and Purposes’.
A lot of time has passed since ‘Passed & Prescence’ was released. A lot of stylistic shifts in the music industry, as well as the world. It’s beyond a pleasing sight to see that Time Spent Driving has progressed musically while retaining that blissful songwriting style about them. Evolution is a revolution that we constantly fight, but Time Spent Driving is showing themselves to be timeless as much as for the time with each song of ‘Estrangers’.
With a mixture of rock, hard pop, guitar driven angst and atmospheric and almost cinematic sound, Time Spent Driving has just defined your mood for the rest of 2023.
“On our last album, we had a lot of catching up to do, so we intentionally let things breathe and build, resulting in some often long-winded songs where it made sense. To counter that, I went into the follow-up with a loose goal to write with a more stripped-down and raw approach that might yield something on the shorter and sweeter side. We definitely still integrate our atmospheric tendencies on certain tracks but kept production a little simpler in many cases, perhaps as a nod to some of our earliest work. I just didn’t want to overthink it, and as a result, we went as far as abandoning any bridges on several tracks where it really wasn’t necessary. “Not Just Ink” doesn’t even have a chorus. All of this being said, the ironic part is that it took far too long to write and record. Turns out multiple band members having babies, demanding work schedules, and this little thing called Covid will throw you off a bit.”
About Time Spent Driving
Formed in 1999 in the SF Bay Area, Time Spent Driving’s brand of emotive indie-rock helped to define the era of what many today would call “real” emo.
In 2000, they released their 6-song debut “Walls Between Us”, followed by their phenomenal full-length “Just Enough Bright” in 2002 (Produced by J Robbins). Their music has been released and distributed on Sessions, Doghouse, Deep Elm, Rise, Cardigan, and Lorelei Records.
The band gained a loyal following by touring the US and Europe relentlessly, and being featured on Xbox video games “Amp’d Snowboarding” and “Transworld Surf,” soundtracks. They went on an untimely hiatus 2003, briefly reconvening in 2005 to release “I’m Your Stab in the Back”, a collection of 7 new songs plus bonus tracks. In 2012 they reformed and put out a new full-length album entitled “Passed and Presence in 2015 with glowing reviews. They’ve since signed with Negative Progression Records.