Drugs will release their debut album Episodic on August 7, via Park The Van (Cayucas, Broncho). Along with news of the album’s release, The band have shared lead single/video “Try Me.” The track propels listeners into the sky and drops them on their ass with manic fast rhythms and vengeful lyrics. A song about hating someone, the darkly comedic video emphasizes just how strongly the word “hate” can be taken if meant seriously.
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 described as “an unruly and jagged musical terrain that casts aside traditional linear songwriting form in favor of a more abstract stream of consciousness style. 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.”