Drugs Share Single Off Upcoming Album

Today, Avant-garde pop-rock band Drugs have debuted bouncy new single “Positive Feedback Loop.” The band will release their debut album Episodic August 7 on Park The Van. Reflecting on the deceivingly buoyant track, frontman Joel Jasper says, “Habits and compulsions can start with something minuscule and escalate rapidly. It can be difficult to notice the foggy space between the two. This song tries to illustrate that space and possibly explain the feelings inside it. I think It’s easier than most people think to get caught in repetitive behavioral loops and have a hard time finding their way out.” 

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. It is a perfectly energizing driving-in-your-car soundtrack, as heard on throttling lead singles “Try Me” and “Paralyzed”. 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.”