We are a Seattle based Pop Punk Band for fans of Husker Du, Snuff, and Stiff Little Fingers.  Ean from Sicko, Jeff from Four Lights, and Wendell from Desolate Coast will play your show!  Reach us at ean@thesubjunctives.com

Our New LP “Let’s Try This Again” is out now!




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Listen to our two new Singles

The idea for this song originated with Ean quitting a team he didn’t like at work: “It didn’t go well, and it didn’t end well. After saying my last farewell, I thought ‘Goodbye, I will not miss you!’, but thought better of actually sharing that. Thinking through the team members after my departure, I remember thinking ‘you’re a dick’… and ‘you’re a dick’… and… ‘you’re a dick as well’, and thus an ultra minor moment in musical history was born.”
‘I Don’t Have the Time’ started out as a 12 String guitar jangle-pop song that Ean wrote for Tales from the Birdbath, his twee side project of many years. The title was originally ‘Always Gonna Be Your Guy’ and it was slow and a little too sweet. Ean brought the song into the Subjunctives, who sped it up and promptly tossed the verse. For a hot minute, the song was called ‘I Learned To Play the Drums’, this was also tossed. Jeff asked if he could have a go at the verse, and came back a few days later with a Nirvana Molly’s Lips / Jawbreaker Boxcar arrangement and new lyrics about ‘not wanting to deal with bullshit from stupid people’. The end of the song is a bit of a nod to the Mr. T Experience’s ‘Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba’, but for Jeff, ‘the ‘Ba Ba Bas are me tuning out’. The song represents one of several examples on Let’s Try This Again of the band developing beyond ‘Ean songs’ and ‘Jeff songs’, and instead creating true collaborations. This phenomenon is known as ‘Ean and Jeffunkle’.

New Album 9/15/2023 and Tour 9/20-9/25/23

We are releasing a new LP September 15th 2023, titled “Let’s Try This Again”. There will be 14 new songs and one Sicko cover, all mixed by Matt Allison at Electrical Audio Chicago. Pre-order at www.tdrecs.com/subjs !  We are also booking a September tour of the Midwest with BAD YEAR to support this release.

Come See Us Play

We are postponing the tour until February 2024. We had planned to tour with BAD YEAR, but a little over a week ago their drummer Joey passed away, making the tour impossible on many levels.  More information to follow as it becomes available.  Thank you for your patience.

  • August 18 – with The Drolls, Fun Ladies @The Funhouse – Seattle WA [details]
  • September 16 – Record Release Party @ Cottontail Club – Seattle WA [details]

Listen to Our ROCK

1 LP, 2 EPs, 1 demo at: thesubjunctives.bandcamp.com

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We have shirts, albums, stickers, coffee mugs an more at our record label: Top Drawer Records

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