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Driftoff releasing a new single, opening Maybeshewill’s first and last US show (tour dates & song stream)

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Driftoff at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)

Last year, local post-hardcore band Driftoff (members of Junius, Rosetta and City of Ships) released their debut EP Modern Fear, and now they’re following it with the two-song “Denial Machine/No Rescue” single on February 26 via Radar Recordings (pre-order). The b-side premieres in this post, and like their EP, it’s heavy atmospheric rock with some throat-shredding yet anthemic vocals. This kinda thing probably would’ve gotten some radio/MTV play in the early ’00s. That’s not likely now, but it’s still nice to hear a heavy band going for real hooks. In terms of what the song’s about, guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan tells us, “The songs speak to our collective frustration with humanity’s willful ignorance–on a societal and individual level–toward what is probably the most pressing issue of our time.” Check it out below.

The band have tour dates coming up, including a NYC show on February 20 at Bowery Ballroom. That’s opening for UK instrumental band Maybeshewill, who have been around for a decade but are breaking up after this show. It’ll also be the first time they play the US, so if you want to see them on these shores, this may very well be your only chance ever. Tickets are on sale now.

All Driftoff dates are listed, with the new song, below…

Driftoff — 2016 Tour Dates
02.10 // New Haven, CT @ BAR w/ Call it Arson, In Response
02.11 // Kingston, NY @ The Anchor w/ Escape Rope, The Gentlemen, Yesod
02.12 // Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ Neutral Territory, Broken Field Runner
02.13 // Pawtucket, RI @ The Met w/ Defeater, Caspian, O’Brother
02.20 // New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Maybeshewill
02.27 // Reykjavík, IS @ Gaukurinn
03.02 // Utrecht, NL @ dB’s
03.03 // Essen, DE @ Panic Room
03.04 // Siegen, DE @ Vortex
03.05 // Basel, CH @ Podium
03.06 // Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
03.17 // Freiburg, DE @ KTS
03.08 // Geneva, CH @ L’Usine
03.09 // Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
03.10 // Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
03.11 // Bolzano, IT @ Bunker
03.12 // Arezzo, IT @ Pastificio Elettrico
03.13 // Dueville, IT @ Via Roma 17
03.14 // Bologna, IT @ Freak Out
03.15 // Čakovec, HR @ Prostor Cezam
03.16 // Prague, CZ @ Café Na Pul Cesty
03.17 // Berlin @ Tiefgrund
03.18 // Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
03.19 // Koblenz, DE @ Jam Club

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