Avant-Punk Rockers DRUGS Debut “Paralyzed” | LP Out 8/7 on Park The Van

Avant-garde pop-rock band Drugs will release their debut album Episodic August 7 on Park The Van. The perfectly energizing driving-in-your-car record starts hard and progresses into reflective moments while still banging the whole way through. Following their manic lead single “Try Me”, the band examines how societal standards can often reflect inward with the new “Paralyzed” single/video out today. Lead guitarist/vocalist Joel Jasper explains, “Paralyzed is an exploration of inner demons and looking at oneself in order to understand how self-sabotage and societal standards of beauty, masculinity and conformity frequently blend to create mental instability and insecurity.” 

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In a sea of gentle singer-songwriters and derivative rock, Drugs is a rollicking safe haven, side effects may include getting stoked. The band’s debut collection Episodic was written and self-recorded in Long Beach, CA in 2018, by Joel Jasper (Guitar, Vocals) and J.P. Bendzinski (Guitar, Keys) joined by Vince Guitierrez (guitar/bass), Alan Connor (drums) and former bandmate Zach Mabry (drums). The forthcoming LP is an unruly and jagged musical terrain that casts aside traditional linear songwriting form in favor of a more abstract stream of consciousness style. Anger, uncertainty, reconciliation, wonder, anxiety are all wrapped up together. Despite their spontaneity and free-wheelin’ creative process, there’s one thing Drugs knows for certain says Jasper, the band’s main lyricist and songwriter, “I want to freak people out.

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