Dayton, Ohio’s The 1984 Draft perform a live streamed concert tonight, March 10, at 8pm EST via Encore Live Room. View it here.
The performance comes on the heels of their recent split with renowned punk cellist Gordon Withers (Betwixt, Office Of Future Plans, BELLS>, J. Robbins Band (J. Robbins of Jawbox, Burning Airlines, OoFP, etc). The “Honest” single hit the streets on February 5 via Poptek Records. The entire release premiered January 29 via Ghettoblaster Magazine here. All profits from the “Honest” single benefited the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
For those unfamiliar with The 1984 Draft, the band is comprised of Anderl, guitarist Eli Alban, bassist Chip Heck, and drummer Justin Satinover. To date, the band have released a compilation track, a pair of EPs, an LP, and supported Radar State, Haymarket Riot, Hawthorne Heights, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Geoff Rickly of Thursday, and more.
In 2020, The 1984 Draft released their Destination Breakdown single via Poptek Records. The album was covered by New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine, Punk News, Aversionline, and Big Takeover Magazine.
The 1984 Draft previously released their LP, Makes Good Choices, in 2018 via Poptek Records. The album received rave reviews from Ghettoblaster Magazine, Wannabe The Comic, A Diverse Sound, Soundblab, Oklahoma Lefty, Us For Once, Punk Music UK and more, and topped that year’s “Best of the Year” at many other online outlets.
Their Heisman Trophy Winner EP was released via Gas Daddy Go! (the boutique label of former Guided By Voices drummer Don Thrasher) in November of 2015. They were also one of 24 Ohio bands featured on the 10th anniversary Aquabear Legion double vinyl compilation that year.
In 2014, The 1984 Draft released their EP, Bo Jackson Up The Middle, via We Want Action (84 Nash, She Bears, Tiara). The EPs were recorded at Popside Studio with Micah Carli (former guitarist for Hawthorne Heights), who also took up engineering and mastering duties on the Heisman Trophy Winner EP. Their Bo Jackson Up The Middle EP saw the light of day in advance of the release of an NFL Network documentary on the actual 1984 NFL Draft, in which the band is featured. NFL Films captured them live in the band’s hometown on January 10, 2014. The documentary aired on April 30, 2014 and continues to air each draft season on the NFL Network and followed print and web features on the band in Sports Illustrated, The Omaha World Herald, New Noise Magazine, to name a few.