“I think of ‘Overflow’ largely as an extension of ‘Get Off’,” Draughon says. “I’ve been playing songs like ‘Forest,’ ‘All Night,’ and ‘Melt Down’ live for over a year while touring to support the first record. They were all written shortly after ‘Get Off’ was released, but it took awhile before I recorded them. Playing the songs in so many different venues and situations helped me figure out how they should be recorded to find a balance between a studio sound with a live feel.“
The video for “Melt Down” showcases Draughon’s signature live performance in which visual artist Evan Hawkins uses water and food-coloring on an overhead projector to bathe the show in swirling colors. Fans will have a chance to see the liquid light show in action on the upcoming EP release tour (dates below). Pre-order Overflow now on iTunes or get your hands on a limited-run vinyl version at http://www.cardiganrecords.com.
Tour dates: 9/16 – Greensboro, NC @ Urban Grinders 9/17 – Wilmington, NC @ Satellite 9/19 – New York, NY @ Berlin 9/21 – Allentown, PA @ Alternative Gallery 9/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Back Bay Brewing 9/24 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage 9/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Mockbee 9/27 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail 9/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam 10/1 – Springfield, MO @ Front of House 10/4 – Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle 10/5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 10/7 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place 10/18 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog 10/11 in Los Angeles @ Residence 10/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Harvard & Stone 10/15 Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine 10/20 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight 10/21 – Fort Worth, TX @ Shipping and Receiving 10/26 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 10/29 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor