The Drams, a Texas band composed of former members of Slobberbone and Budapest One, sat down with Glorious Noise in Chicago while touring in support of Jubilee Dive, out now on New West Records.
The video includes an interview with Brent Best (Slobberbone) and Keith Killoren (Budapest One) discussing the formation of the band and the recording of Jubilee Dive, and features live footage from The Drams’ performance at Subterranean in August 2006. The songs performed are “Hummalong,” “You Won’t Forget,” and “Fireflies.”
“We purposely, production-wise, went away from what Slobberbone was known for,” Brent Best told Glorious Noise. “The songs are more melodic, but it was more about doing stuff in the studio that make us grin and go, ‘Oh yeah!’ and kind of going overboard with it. For me what it comes down to is just doing whatever the hell we wanted to that served the song.”
The Drams are heading out on tour this fall with the Drive-By Truckers, and then heading over to Europe. See the dates (and an MP3) after the jump…
On tour with Drive-by Truckers
10/13/06 Columbus OH – Newport Music Hall
10/14/06 Cleveland OH – House Of Blues
10/15/06 Pittsburgh PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
10/17/06 Hamilton ONT – The Underground
10/18/06 Toronto, ONT – The Phoenix
10/19/06 Buffalo NY – Town Ballroom
10/20/06 Detroit MI – Majestic Theater
10/21/06 Louisville KY – Brown Theatre
10/24/06 Bloomington IN – Bluebird Nightclub
10/25/06 St Louis MO – Mississippi Nights
10/26/06 Nashville TN – War Memorial Auditorium
10/27/06 Memphis TN – New Daisy Theatre
11/04/06 Denton TX – Dan’s Silver Leaf
11/15/06 Groningen – Vera
11/16/06 Den Haag – Crossing Border
11/17/06 Weert – Bosuil
11/18/06 Porgy & Bess
11/21/06 Brighton – Prince Albert
11/22/06 Winchester – The Railway Tavern
11/23/06 London – Borderline-Americana Festival
11/24/06 Newcastle – The Cluny
11/25/06 Edinburgh – The Bongo Club
MP3: “Unhinged” provided by New West. Stream more Drams songs on their myspace.
2 thoughts on “GLONO Video with the Drams”
John Boston strikes again. That was really fuckin good.
What a great 15 minutes spent!!! Great interview and awesome video of the show from Subterranean. Nice angles and appreciated the close ups of the guitar work of Brent and Jess. This band is a truly incredible one and to hear Brent talk about the future of the band is very calming. When I heard Slobberbone was disbanding, I was whole-heartedly bummed…..but since we got The Drams out of it…..All is very well and good.
Thanks again for this fine piece of journalism. Put me on your email list. I will return.