Everyone’s favorite punk rock agitators, Drug Church, have returned. The Albany/Los Angeles-based band announced ‘Tawny,’ a new four-song EP due out June 25th via Pure Noise Records that acts as a bridge from their 2018 LP, ‘Cheer,’ to Drug Church‘s impending fourth full-length.
Drug Church have also shared the EP’s title track, a towering wall of heavy guitars and pummeling drums with an anthemic climax that hints at the band’s ever-expanding songwriting toolbox. Never one to flinch at the darker corners of the human condition, vocalist Patrick Kindlon‘s lyrics remain as vitriolic as ever. “People are so happy to not be in the guillotine, they’ll cheer at anyone else’s execution,” he says. “I’ve about had it with that”.
The EP closes with Drug Church‘s taut rendition of the Arcwelder song ‘Remember To Forget,’ which again highlights the band’s growing melodicism while also nodding to their willingness to carry the torch for stubbornly outsider guitar music. “You don’t need to be the world’s best band to write a perfect song,” Kindlon says. “Arcwelder are guys who like playing guitar music. They had some small success at it. Still, this song has been in my head for a long time. And that’s a type of success that doesn’t get measured. We’re all gonna be erased when the sun expands. Chasing fame makes you dumber than you are.”
‘Tawny’ track listing:
3. Bliss Out
4. Remember To Forget