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Stay Behind

by DROUGHTS

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  • Pre-order of Stay Behind. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    releases February 24, 2017

     $5 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Pressed on Sea Blue in Milky Clear vinyl, limited to 100 copies, and Swamp Green vinyl, limited to 200 copies. Each edition is housed in a full color, laser cut jacket.

    Includes digital pre-order of Stay Behind. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
    shipping out on or around February 24, 2017

     $15 USD or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Designed by Droughts' own Joe Klomes and featuring the topographic map of Alaska where the cover photo of Stay Behind was taken.

    2 color print (Starburst Yellow and custom mixed Galactic Grey) on super soft, high-quality Heather Black Bella & Canvas tees. Printed with love by Pink Tarantula Screen Printing.
    shipping out on or around February 17, 2017

     $14 USD or more

     

1.
02:38
2.
God City
3.
Pure Carbon
4.
I Wish I Had Your Optimism
5.
Marionette
6.
Remove Yourself
7.
Cutouts
8.
Lose Light
9.
Mainstay
10.
Stay Behind
11.
Never Done

about

Chicago post-hardcore act Droughts’ long awaited LP, Stay Behind, delivers the band’s first full-length piece of music in their six year career.

With Stay Behind, Droughts hones their simplistic, dense sound into a single piece reminiscent of earlier post-hardcore acts like Shotmaker as well as more recent bands like Native and These Arms Are Snakes.

Those familiar with Droughts’ previous work will recognize the bass driven rhythms and precise guitar lines that show the band doing what they do best: creating layers of sound where the high and low frequencies act independently from one another, driving as one. The combination of drums and bass control the low end through the off-kilter meter of their songs while guitarists Will Seal & Nick Spiese give that sweet, simple guitar driven goodness that creates an ear catching melody over the changing rhythms.

Closing track “Never Done” begins with the lines “I’ve been nothing but a waste of space the past few days/ My body is fed up with the daily routines of yesterday” summing up the record with a sense of exhaustion. But now, four years in the making, the release of Stay Behind carves out a path of hope for a better tomorrow.

With Stay Behind, Droughts champion their poignant brand of melody driven post-hardcore while moving forward in a way that allows their sound to expand in a direction that is undeniably all their own.

credits

releases February 24, 2017

Droughts is:
William Covert, Joseph Klomes, William Seals, Nick Spiese

All songs written by Droughts
Recorded Nov-Dec 2015 at Atlas Studios & Emaciated Raiden

Engineered & mixed by Matthew Frank
Mastered at The BoilerRoom by Collin Jordan.

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DROUGHTS Chicago, Illinois

We're a band from Chicago. So far we have released a Demo EP and released 2 splits which you may already own on vinyl. LP1 coming soon via Skeletal Lightning

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