D.R.U.G.S., fronted by singer and songwriter Craig Owens, will release their debut album on Decaydance/Sire Records in early 2011. After Owens left his previous band, which he had fronted since 2001, he turned his energy toward creating a new project that would eclipse anything he’d done in the past by founding D.R.U.G.S., which stands for Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows.
“Over the last 12 months I’ve done a lot of growing as a human being, as far as figuring out who I am,” Owens says. “The idea for this band stemmed from the fact that I wanted to do this right; I wanted to make the biggest band I possibly could, and that’s exactly what I’ve done here.”
D.R.U.G.S. pairs Owens with other musicians who have undergone similar experiences: Underminded guitarist Nick Martin, From First To Last guitarist Matt Good, Matchbook Romance drummer Aaron Stern, and Story Of The Year bassist Adam Russell. Though they had never played together before, they have put their undeniable chemistry as a unit to use creating something vital and new.
Recorded in LA with John Feldmann, (The Used, Panic at the Disco), D.R.U.G.S.’ debut is the most aggressive album Owens has made in his musical career, yet it still retains the keen sense of melody that has helped him become one of today’s most celebrated frontmen. “It was so cathartic making this record because music is my form of therapy,” he explains, “I can’t wait to get out there and play these songs live because it’ll get all those feelings out,” he says.
D.R.U.G.S. will hit the road for their Rise From The Ashes headlining tour, featuring special guests Eyes Set To Kill and New Medicine, on November 28th. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates and visit www.thisisdrugs.com to stream the song and watch an exclusive trailer.
11/28 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
11/29 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room @ The Crofoot
12/03 Los Angeles, CA The Key Club
12/04 Bakersfield, CA Jerry’s Pizza
12/05 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
12/08 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
12/09 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
12/10 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater
12/11 West Dundee, IL Clearwater Theatre
12/12 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
12/14 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
12/15 Providence, RI The Met CafÃ©
12/16 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
12/17 Albany, NY Valentine’s
12/18 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
12/19 Altoona, PA Archway Center