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Saturday, April 12th - Ithaca, NY

Currently recording "A Better Place to Die" cs for Turgid Animal (UK div).


snowed in

While plans for 2014 are still loose, the year's prospects appear sound. Within the near future the following releases can be expected:

split cs w/Plague Mother on Compulsion Rites
new untitled cs on Turgid Animal (UK Division)
4way split collaborative 7" with Veld, Purity of Essence, and Sangre Y Tierra on Unseen Force

Confirmed live events so far:

Monday, Jan. 13th 2014

DECEIVER (Buffalo)
SUNKEN CHEEK (Ithaca/Syracuse)

Tompkins County Workers’ Center
(Above of Autumn Leaves – on the Commons)
115 E State St
Ithaca, NY 14850
8PM | $3-$5 sliding scale | all ages 

Friday, March 7, 2014 at Badlands


1007 E. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 14850
7pm - $7 - all ages



Soon :

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 2013
Ithaca Underground presents:
YOSHIKO OHARA (of Bloody Panda : NYC)
SUNKEN CHEEK (Torn Light : Ithaca, NY)

Just Be Cause (former Ithaca Paint building)
1013 W. State St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
8PM | $5 | ALL AGES



live in Minneapolis,MN. photo: Adam DeGross

Thanks to all that supported Sunken Cheek and Hunted Down on our tour. Our eyes are open and our minds are now full. The closest horizon does not show as many live performances as some downtime is needed to recollect and focus. There are a few releases in the works however and time will be spent on closely related low-key projects for awhile.

one available example:
stay tuned.


In Public View

Torn Light has officially released Sunken Cheek's 7" EP. 2 songs on black vinyl, housed in silk-screened jackets, large newsprint poster included, strictly limited to 300 copies. This release is just a taste of what this label has to offer the future. Acquire one along with the crushing new Rectal Hygienics LP h e r e.

In support of the release of this record, Sunken Cheek will be accompanying friends and local hardcore champions Hunted Down on their midwest tour of the US. Below are details thus far of confirmed dates, updates will follow. Keep your ears to the ground.

7/12 Syracuse, NY at Badlands with SoreXcuse, Crucial Macabre, Mouse House, Cat Names
7/17 Rochester, NY at mknocars with TBA
7/18 Cleveland, OH at Now That's Class with Lucha Eterna
7/19 Cincinnati, OH at The Mockbee with Dog Fight, Cape of Bats, Decide Today, Evolve
**7/20 Chicago, IL at Albion House with Zero Progress, Gas Rag, Thumbsuckers, The Breathing Light
7/21 Appleton, WI with Technicolor Teeth, Duffy the Beer Slayers
7/22 Iowa City, IA at Blossom Cafe with  Solid Attitude, Dead in Bed
7/23 Minneapolis, MN at Rock n Roll Science with Condominium, Systema Inmundo
7/24 Omaha, NE at The West Wing with  TBA
7/25 Kansas City, MO at Bad Haus with No Class, Dark Ages, Night Moves and Shape Shifter
7/26 Oklahoma City, OK with  TBA
7/27 Denton/Dallas/Ft Wayne, TX with  TBA
**7/28 Austin TX at Hotel Vegas with Breakout
7/29 New Orleans, LA - DAY OFF
7/30 Nashville, TN at Owl Farm with  Pissbath
7/31 Lexington, KY at Sidecar with  Elsinores, CROSS
8/1 Whitesburg, KY at Summit City with Globsters
**8/2 Pittsburgh, PA
at Gooskis w/ Stoic Violence, Gas Rag, Eel
8/3 Philadelphia, PA

"**" - Hunted Down only.


This month Sunken Cheek will be performing on select dates in the NE in support of the release of the "Husk" EP on Torn Light. Tour-only test-presses will be available for sale at these dates in limited quantities.

3/27: Syracuse, NY @ Gorham Brothers Music w/ Hunted Down, Pretengineer, Friendless Bummer, Lucid Pyramids
3/28: Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel w/ Purity of Essence, Crashing Bores, Diagram A/Gastric Lavage
3/29: Providence, RI @ Penny Gaff w/Zerfallt, Spiritual Recess, Surgical Renaissance
3/30: Willimantic, CT @ Willimantic Records w/ Priests, Downtown Boys, Road Worrier
3/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Heaven’s Gate w/ Purity of Essence, Forbidden Colors, Exar Kun

news on the official press of the record, as well as other releases/endeavors, to come.