Albany bred punk rock band Drug Church has announced plans to release a new EP called Swell on February 10th with No Sleep Records. Despite clearly “jumping the shark” on the new record, Drug Church has partnered with SPIN.com today to premiere their first new song “But Does It Work?” Pre-orders are up now at https://nosleeprecords.com/product/7489
On “But Does It Work?” Drug Church goes for pop crossover with their own “Teenage Dirtbag” style one-hit-wonder. Regarding the purely coincidental similarities to a certain college-rock staple, the band says, “if ripping off The Pixies was good enough for Nirvana, it’s good enough for Drug Church.” The Albany-area band hopes to buy at least one pool off the success of this track.
Drug Church, monsters of alt-rock, have weathered a year of dope shows and fan adoration since the release of their seminal punk masterpiece Paul Walker. Now, the chickens have come home to roost. The band has dedicated itself fully to a true ‘sophomore slump’ EP full of indulgent missteps and overreaching stabs at pop crossover. All that being told, they’re “the sickest band ever” has yielded real results.
On Swell, Drug Church push their idiosyncratic blend of punk and alt to new heights of sick. Recorded with J. Robbins (every band, ever) in a big, professional studio, Swell delivers the biggest Drug Church sound to date. It’s pretty much the life-changer you assumed it would be.