Time Spent Driving

About this Artist

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 haitus 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 and are set to release their new full-length, "Estrangers", in November 2023.


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November 3rd, 2023

Pioneers of the late 90s/early 2000s legendary emo scene, Time Spent Driving’s upcoming LP, “Estrangers” (out November 3rd on Negative Progression Records) is a varied journey through the dark corners of the human condition. Expansive, moody, and dynamic, the Santa Cruz, CA band never loses sight