The Drams

July 20, 2006

The Drams, the new project of Brent Best, formerly of Slobberbone, is releasing its Matt Pence-produced debut CD, Jubilee Dive next Tuesday, July 25. The band features Best, former Slobberbone members Jess Barr and Tony Harper, and former Budapest One members Chad Stockslager and Keith Killoren. I caught them live last fall at Off Broadway and was quite impressed. Building from the template established with Slobberbone, The Drams have expanded thei sound, adding more explicit pop hooks, keyboards, and more complex vocal harmonies. They are heading out on tour next week, but, unfortunately, will not be coming through St. Louis on this leg.

Here are the tour dates; check them out if they are coming through your town:

7/21/06 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf – Brent Best solo / opening for Joe Ely
7/23/06 Dallas, TX – Barley House – Brent Best solo
7/25/06 Tower Records In-Store Performance – Dallas TX 7pm
7/27/06 Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
8/1/06 Kansas City MO – Mike’s Tavern
8/2/06 Lincoln NE – Duffy’s Tavern
8/3/06 Iowa City IA – The Mill
8/4/06 Minneapolis MN – 400 Bar
8/5/06 Chicago IL – Subterranean
8/6/06 Columbus OH – High Five
8/7/06 Wapakoneta OH – Rhythm & Brews
8/8/06 Newport OH – Southgate House
8/9/06 Cleveland OH – Beachland Ballroom
8/10/06 Boston MA – TT the Bear
8/11/06 Brooklyn NY – Southpaw
8/12/06 Philadelphia PA – The Fire
8/13/06 Hoboken NJ – Maxwell’s
8/14/06 Arlington VA – Iota
8/15/06 Raleigh NC – Pour House
8/16/06 Athens GA – Tasty World
8/17/06 Atlanta GA – Smith’s
8/18/06 Gainesville FL – Common Grounds
8/19/06 Orlando FL – Back Booth
8/20/06 Tampa FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse
8/21/06 Tallahassee FL – Beta Bar
9/25/06 San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill
9/26/06 Redding CA – Billy Bombay’s
9/28/06 Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern
9/29/06 Boise ID – Neurolux
9/30/06 Salt Lake City UT – Ego’s
10/2/06 Denver CO – Bender’s Tavern
10/4/06 Albuquerque NM – Launch Pad

In the meantime, you can download the first single from the album by going here.

You can stream several of their new songs at their MySpace Page.

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