Drakulas – Neon Town

drakulasTexas punk group Drakulas has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Neon Town,” from their latest disc, Raw Wave, which serves as the follow-up to 2015’s OWOWOWOWOWOWOW.  The album dropped in November 2016 via Dirtnap Records.  

Watch the video below.

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Drakulas Stream New LP In Full

drakulasTexas punk group Drakulas has premiered a full stream of their new album.  The disc is titled Raw Wave, and serves as the follow-up to 2015’s OWOWOWOWOWOWOW.  The album is due out November 18, 2016 via Dirtnap Records.  

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Night Birds / Drakulas (Mexico)

Night BirdsNight Birds has announced that they will be heading on a tour of Mexico and Texas alongside Drakulas. Vocalist Brian Gorsegner comments:

“Shoutout to a fella named Dan Brenkert who shot this footage of a bananas garage show we played in York, PA last month before our string of dates with the Descendents. We feel insanely fortunate to get to do stuff like open for our favorite bands in venues with a green room larger than my actual home, but shows like this one in York at Skid Row Garage will always be where we feel the most at home.”

Tour dates along with an announcement video are below.

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Red Scare Industries

Rating: 3.5/5




Austin, Texas pop-punk trio Drakulas may be new on the scene, but their members sure aren’t.  Composed of veteran Riverboat Gamblers vocalist Mike Wiebe and bassist Rob Marchant alongside Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair, the trio has launched headlong into a new partnership with the advent of their debut EP, OWOWOWOWOWOWOW (don’t forget that seventh “OW”).  Landing somewhere in the vicinity of the the Red Scare Industries family, Drakulas play a familiar brand of fast acting, attitude-driven pop-punk – the type you’d expect to share a stage with Teenage Bottle Rocket, Masked Intruder and Direct Hit.

While only four brief tracks in length, Drakulas use every moment of the eight minute EP to lay out their game plan.  Quick, snarky and a ton of fun, the title track retains the rattle bang pacing of rapid fire lyrics and brisk, wiry riffs characteristics of early Riverboat Gamblers.   Drakulas aren’t trying to impress anyone with catchy choruses and sing along melodies, rather they’re on a mission to showcase OWOWOWOWOWOWOW’s downright infectious simplicity.  Those like “Gain Ground” are the type of killer tracks that move a tight crowd at a packed venue to spasm wildly in sheer pop-punk pleasure.  “Crimson Carpets,” which includes a final chorus featuring enthusiastic shouts of the band’s namesake “Drakulas!,” should keep the band’s name lingering in listener’s consciousness until they inevitably reach for repeat.

At the end of the day, Drakulas feels like the type of side project that seasoned musicians join to just let loose and have a little fun after working hours.  Drakulas is to Riverboat Gamblers and Rise Against what Awesome Snakes was to The Soviettes: a low risk, high rewards side project with the potential to take on a life of its own.  With no real expectations going into OWOWOWOWOWOWOW, Drakulas stands to impress and reward from their early stages.