Lira and Caulfield have been making music together for thirteen years, first in Arkansas and then after relocating to Boston, and currently in Austin, TX. Their latest musical project, Sweeping Promises, played one basement show and recorded a debut album before quarantine hit. Hunger for a Way Out is a collection of ten DIY post punk songs with some serious pop hooks. Seriously, this album is both as rough and as polished as it possibly could be. It's filled with these dirty post punk songs cleaned up with a sparkling pop shine. It's an amazingly fun album propelled by the dichotomy of dark, dingy music coupled with shiny vocals.
You can listen to "Hunger for a Way Out" below. Hunger for a Way Out is out now via Feel It Records, and is available for the "name your price" option on Bandcamp. You can also buy physical copies, but if you do choose a free download, please be sure to follow Sweeping Promises on Instagram.