40 Ways From Sunday Is An American Punk Band From Southern Oregon.
The band's sound is unique, utilizing elements of punk rock, skate punk, 70's rock & roll, folk, and other music genres. Its more recent songs often focus on issues such as society, personal experiences, drug use, the occasional love song, and religion. The songwriting process usually happens fast. All of what is considered (by the band) to be their best songs is written in 5 minutes or less, with a few exceptions.
In early 2007, Jimmy Anderson, Greg Sundquist, and Eric Smith (former bass player of Stump) came together to play some music. They wrote 5 songs and they polished those turds up to sound real nice. Songs like "My Soul", "Young & Dumb", "Black Cat", "Instrumenstral", and "Different Day" became the token favorites for the band. It wasn't till May of 2009 when Neil Johnson came to the band as a second guitar player and vocalist to introduce songs like "Schnitzle", and "Skank Of America".
The group jived well, and decided to play more shows on the local scene. They hadn't really started to get out of the garage till August 2009 when they performed local venues.
In February 2010, 40 Ways From Sunday recorded their first E.P. with Hedge Productions. Denny Hedges and 40 Ways from Sunday half hung over and drunkenly tracked out 7 songs. One song was mysteriously left off of the album ("Two Verses And A Stoner Ending")... well not mysteriously... "It was just a shittier recording then the rest, and it didn't belong there." So the finished product had 6 songs.
Later that same month they took off on their first 3 day tour. Playing shows in Medford Oregon, Grants Pass, and Oakland. That is when the band became "cock strong" confident with their performances. With their (highly acclaimed by the band) E.P. and their newly found confidence the band continued to play shows through the summer and on through fall & winter gaining a following in Eugene and Roseburg.
On December 4th 2010, 40 Ways From Sunday promoted one of their bigger performances at The Jersey Lilly in Roseburg, Oregon. With the grassroots support behind them, 40 Ways helped produce a record number in alcohol sales at the bar, and overnight 40 Ways From Sunday became one of the premier pop-punk bands in Southern and Central Oregon.
Since then, 40 Ways From Sunday has gone on to play with bands from all around Oregon, California, and Washington... more noteably... Puke N Rally, Rum Rebellion, Drunken Debauchery, Screamin Lizards, Bad Luck Blackouts, Security In Numbers, The Big Small, Pirate Radio, Death By Steamship, Ether Circus, Mohawk Yard, Black Delany, Athiarchists, Chingado, and others...
40 Ways From Sunday continues to impress audiences with their unabashedly fun and flamboyant performances.