Usually when members from multiple bands get together on a new project, it can leave you scratching your head. Of course when the pairing of members from River Boat Gamblers and Rise Against form new band DRAKULAS, it seems to make sense. Intertwining proto-punk with garage, new wave and art rock, the band has released a new single “Level Up” from their upcoming album due sometime next year.
The Stuart Sikes produced track leans heavily on an engaging mixture of sounds. In some ways you can almost feel the eighties vibes of Mrs Pacman and Mr Gatti’s Pizza as the track plays out. The mix of eighties proto-punk and garage pop gives the song more depth than it would on its own. It’s catchy, it’s nice to bop your head to and it gives us another glimpse into what the band has in store for the full length when it comes out next year.
The song can be purchased in all digital outlets via Dine Alone Records or streamed on all streaming sites. There are no scheduled appearances from the band yet, though that should soon change.
Image Credits: Photo by Cecilia Alejandra Blair.