The Undertaking! is a rock band from San Diego, California. Its founding members—Brent Jasperse, Keith Butsko, and Austin Visser—were in the band before they even knew they’d created it, having spent their youths playing songs in each other’s childhood homes. It wasn’t until a revelation in early 2018 that the trio realized they’d been crafting something for decades: legitimate music. They invited James Moyer and Johnny Mercuri to the party and formally established The Undertaking!.
In 2019 they released an EP, became a staple in the San Diego music scene, and immediately caught the eye of Solid State Records. After signing with the label in 2020 they began recording their debut full-length, Funeral Psalms. The album is all grit and all punch, with lyrics that dig deep and music that swings for the fences. Genuine themes of anxiety and depression are wrapped in a record laced with pop and 90’s punk, capitalizing on the freedom to vocalize lament while having a good time. A band that doesn’t believe in sitting in emotions or staying on stage, The Undertaking! aims to tell the truth with all fun, no frills, and a bunch of cordless guitars.
For booking, contact: Greg Burt