(U.S.) Drug Church-Cheer LP (2018)

Country: USA
Genre: Post Hardcore, Punk, Indie Rock
Label: Pure Noise Records
Tracks: 10
Length: 29.45'


Drug Church is a five piece band from Albany, NY who formed in the spring of 2011.  Drug Church features members of Self Defense Family, which for most of you, is pretty much a household name in the punk/hardcore scene at this point.  The thing I love most about Drug Church is that they pretty much carry the torch that was originally ignited by End Of The Year before they morphed into Self Defense Family, meaning that Drug Church hits the frenetic, witty, snotty, and sarcastic spectrum of punk that originally made End Of A Year so endearing to me.  With that said, that description pretty much only scratches the surface of describing Drug Church's sound.  Drug Church also adds a healthy dose of dark punk, post hardcore, and indie rock that gives nods to bands such as Jawbreaker, Quicksand, Seaweed, and other like-minded bands.  Since forming in 2011, Drug Church have released a self-titled demo in Mach of 2011, a self-titled EP in July of 2012, a ten song LP titled Paul Walker in July of 2013, a five song EP titled Swell in February of 2015, and an eleven song LP titled Hit Your Head in October of 2015.  Cheer is the band's latest full-length LP, which was released via Pure Noise Records on November 2nd of 2018.   On Cheer, Drug Church offer up ten tracks of witty, sarcastic, and snotty post hardcore, punk, and indie rock.  Cheer totally resonates with me on so many levels, that it's scary.  Cheer does two things for me: It makes me realize how shitty things can be for people, simultaneously makes me want to check myself into rehab, yet gives me enough hope to realize that my futile existence is worthwhile if I surround myself with the right people and enough beer to keep my mind numb.  Overall, Cheer is probably one of the best albums of 2018.  Don't sleep on this one.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

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