As far as live bands go, We’ve caught Albany’s Drug Church three times now and have yet to be disappointed. Their album Cheer is one of the best records out there. While we went to this latest show for Drug Church, we were in a space that wasn’t ideal for these guys to tear it up.
Touring with Thrice and MeWithoutYou, the crowd felt divided to say the least. The Thrice fans in black jeans with neck beards, the MeWithoutYou fans looking like hipster accountants, it was a weird scene. But aside from the crowd, those who came for the New York band weren’t upset at all. Between banter on how to head bang and playing their latest single “Bliss Out,” the band came and showed why they were there.
You can stream Cheer on all streaming platforms or purchase it in all digital outlets. You can also purchase it in bundles and physical formats from Pure Noise Records. Drug Church is on tour in Brisbane, Australia April 30 at The Tivoli until May 30 in Stroudsburg, PA at Sherman Theater. The band’s tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photos by Derek Rathbun.