Cheer, the highly anticipated new full-length from punk rock agitators,Drug Church, is out today onPure Noise Records.The album feels like a culmination of everythingDrug Churchhave been building towards since their debut. The band’s signature blend of aggressive hardcore and massive ’90s alternative indebted hooks has been pushed to new heights, packing a memorable punch into every moment ofCheer. Vocalist/lyricistPatrick Kindlon(also of Self Defense Family) is top form lending each track an often uncomfortable but always essential humanity.
Drug Churchare a glorious contradiction. They are an undeniably aggressive band that writes hooks you can’t stop humming: too poppy for the heavy crowd, too heavy for the poppy crowd. Their frontman is a singer who rarely sings and delivers lyrics that revel in the darkest corners of the human condition, but are just as likely to make you laugh as they are to make you flinch. They loudly shout the uncomfortable truths we prefer to ignore but somehow make us want to shout along with them; they make serious music but don’t take themselves too seriously; they are completely adverse to planning but have accidentally built a loyal cult following. OnCheer, the band has doubled down on theirDrug Church-iest impulses and emerged with an album that’s sure to please longtime fans and turn new heads. If there’s anything intentional aboutDrug Church, it’s knowing the value of being unintentional.
Drug Churchwill be supportingCheeron tour next February. See full itinerary below.
Sun 10 Feb 2019 – Antwerp – JH Kavka
Mon 11 Feb 2019 – Eindhoven – Dynamo
Wed 13 Feb 2019 – Hamburg – Headcrash
Thu 14 Feb 2019 – Berlin – Musik Und Frieden
Fri 15 Feb 2019 – Cologne – MTC