“A band without passion is a band without a soul. When you hear a band that truly possesses and plays with raw passion and soul, you don’t just ingest the sounds into your ears, you feel it pulse through your veins, it burrows into your brain and vibrates your heart strings—you don’t just hear it, you feel it. When you hear The Drowning men, be it live, a disc, 7 inch, mix tape, whatever the f—k you hear it on—you feel the passion.
If you are unfamiliar with this band, you should demand to know more. To start, this band blends old-style revival rock (ala late 70s Bruce Springsteen And The E St. Band) with a modern indie-rock “big sound”, while adding touches of Irish folk, and even a dash of vintage Eastern European theatrics.
To catch them live is a divine and mesmerizing experience, as the aforementioned passion for your musical experience comes into play. Sweat, swagger, and a true attention to detail make The Drowning Men a life changing live act. On disc, tightness, bravado, and an air of the dramatic come through your speakers and shoot straight to your heart.
The Drowning Men probably won’t like this ”band bio”—they just want their music to do the talking. But as a witness and follower to the rock and roll revival that is The Drowning Men, it is my duty to swear upon the bible with my right hand and attest to the fact that this is one of the best bands you’re likely to ever hear, amen!”
—Chris Cote (a devoted fan)
Here are some pix of the guys at their recent show with Flogging Molly at The Tabernacle in Atlanta
Photos : Tom Dausner