NEW VIDEO - NY Minute
Dear Drummer releases their latest single, NY Minute. With a chorus chant, "It'll be gone in a New York minute, the party is on if you get caught in it..." This song reminds us to live life to the fullest, enjoy our time with family and friends, not take anything for granted, grab a bottle and lose control because it could all be gone in a New York Minute.
SICK OF LIES
The first "official" music video release, directed by Jon Meyer (VanJam productions). This song is equal parts Rage Against the Machine, shoutouts to Gil Scott-Heron, and decrying anti-vaxxers and The Big Lie. If you're sick of all the bullshit and misinformation too, crank this up and rock out with us.
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.