NEW ALBUM RELEASE!
Let's Party EP
In just 7 songs, Dear Drummer takes you through stories of Portland nightlife, protesting racial inequality, a little love and heartbreak, and drinking with friends; this album just sounds like a party you want to be at.
The lead singer, Justin Odom, has a voice that instantly draws you in. In one moment he can croon in a Marvin Gaye falsetto - "If you live for nothing you die for nothing, so keep living", and the next moment he's throwing down a gritty verse in the vibe of Sublime's Bradley Knowles, like in the opening line of the first song "Life of the Party", singing "Man this lifestyle's hard on the liver".
And the songs themselves are infectious and fun. From group chorus chants of "We're the life of the party" atop a funky groove, repeated exclaims of "Woo Ha" - the sound you might make when you see a beautiful person pass you by, to poignant lyrics about what it's like to be black in America in "Sick Of All This Noise", there is both substance and story in these songs. The beats, the hooks, the melodies, and the vibe are all there to keep you listening through to the last song.