Head over to @tunedupmusic ‘s website for an exclusive stream of a nice little track from our new album called “Deep Blue”. Please listen, share, repeat, and let us know if you dig it.
New album, ESTRANGERS—out this Friday on @negativeprogression records!
Yeah, so we softly released Vol. 1 in 2020, and we haven’t gotten canceled or me too’d yet, so we’ve been slowly been recording new stuff whenever it’s bad timing. Now we get to share the entire full-length with you, out Nov. 3rd, 2023. And, YES, vinyl is coming.
To be re-released on the upcoming Estrangers Full-Length LP
Hi everyone, sometimes bands put out a video when their record comes out. We decided it’s way more awesome to do it about one year later. It’s premiering right now exclusively over at Punknews.org. Not only that, but a deluxe digital version of Passed & Presence is now available, featuring two new unreleased songs and two acoustic tracks. Let us know what you think!
July 8, 2023
The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CAwith
Jon Snoddgrass (Armchair Martian/Drag the River), Darius Koski (Swingin' Utters), Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Jon Cattivera (Time Spent Driving)
Time Spent Driving (Solo/Acoustic) @ The Crepe Place
July 8, 2023 The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA
Members: Jon Snoddgrass (Armchair Martian/Drag the River), Darius Koski (Swingin' Utters), Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Jon Cattivera (Time Spent Driving)
Jon Cattivera of Time Spent Driving plays solo/acoustic at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz California with other solo acts.
February 27, 2015
Oakland, CA @ The Night Lightwith
Long Knives and Thanks Buddy
March 11, 2015
Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst.with
Beta State + Plans for Revenge + Love District
ABOUT THE BAND
Having released their revered “Passed and Presence” LP in 2015 after reforming in 2012, Time Spent Driving’s been quietly whittling away on songs for the follow-up. Intending to finish a full-length, the uncertainty of the COVID crisis bottlenecked the plan. They decided to quietly and temporarily release half of the album in the summer of 2020 to tie listeners over until it was complete. While finishing up the remaining songs in the studio, they signed with Negative Progression Records to release the full LP, which will be released on vinyl. Each of the ten songs manages to offer up a different side of the band, with what may be the most honest, succinct, and powerful set of songs they’ve ever released. From the short and abrasive opener “Trust No One”, to the calmly-wound tension of “Not Just Ink”, to the dark, brutal dissonance in “Wake Up and Smell the Daisies”—every turn rings with a sense of maturity, poise, and grace.
So how’d they get here? Long before “emo” was a dirty word associated with Hot Topic, painted faces, and skinny jeans, Time Spent Driving was playing their own brand of emotive indie rock. Formed in 1999, and spawned from their roots in the San Francisco Bay Area’s punk scene, their sound has always boasted familiar elements of the time period. But they cut their own path, never quite fitting in with the droves of bands in the genre—something that’s aged well in the test of time.
In 2000, they released a 6-song debut EP entitled “Walls Between Us”, followed by their phenomenal full-length “Just Enough Bright” in 2002, produced by J Robbins. Playing over 150 shows, the band toured both the US and Europe to the tune of a loyal following. Their music has been released and distributed on Sessions, Doghouse, Deep Elm, Rise Records, Cardigan, and Lorelei Records. They’ve also been featured nationally on several MTV shows and the Xbox video games “Amp’d Snowboarding,” “Transworld Surf,” and more.
After an untimely hiatus in mid-2003, the band briefly reconvened in 2005, recruiting Jesse Buglione of Lagwagon on bass, adding a fresh perspective to their evolving sound. They officially broke up in late 2005 after recording and releasing seven final tracks. In 2007, they released the new songs along with a collection of rare, demo, and unreleased songs they dubbed “I’m Your Stab in the Back.”
Reforming with their three original members in early 2012, they started playing select shows while writing material for a brand new album to satiate their dedicated fan base and reach new listeners. Their fourth release, “Passed and Presence,” was released in July of 2015 on Cardigan Records with an official video and live shows. A deluxe edition later followed with the addition of 2 unreleased songs from the same sessions, along with two acoustic versions of the album’s tracks.