Bunch Album Release Party
Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m.
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $8 at the door

Although beloved local band El Cantador played its last show two years ago, the bond between guitarist/vocalist Heath Underwood, bassist Alex Scharr and drummer Sean Murphy must have been strong, leading them to reunite as Bunch, a new project with Alan Anderson on keyboards. Bunch performed at SouthSounds 2016 and returns to the Azalea City in support of its debut album, “Forever My Sparring Partner.”

Each song on this album is beautifully arranged, with multiple levels of instrumentation and lyrical wordplay. The high level of production is also an appealing facet of Bunch’s debut. “Forever My Sparring Partner” quickly establishes a warm embrace of low ends that mingle nicely with the reverberated tinge in Underwood’s vocals. Overall, “Forever My Sparring Partner” is modern country rock done right.

Greater Pyrenees will open the show.

Bunch will have copies of “Forever My Sparring Partner” for purchase in both CD and cassette tape formats. For those wanting a preview, Bunch’s debut will be released through a variety of online distributors Nov. 19.