Former Chiodos Singer Craig Owens to Tour With New Project D.R.U.G.S.
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 10:23:03
D.R.U.G.S., fronted by singer and songwriter Craig Owens, who was booted from Chiodos a few years back, premiered the video for their new song "If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is." Snazzy.
Directed by Chris Marrs Piliero (The Black Keys, The White Stripes), the uncensored and artsy short film, complete with an opening scene interrogation and lots of "F" bombs, is available for free download here. The track is the first release off D.R.U.G.S.' debut album, set for release on Decaydance/Sire Records in early 2011.
After Owens left his other band, Chiodos (which isn't mentioned by name in the press release about this new project), 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.
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. It's whip smart music, I will say that much.
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. Seriously, those Chiodos fans LOVED Owens! "It was so cathartic making this record because music is my form of therapy," he explained. "I can't wait to get out there and play these songs live because it'll get all those feelings out," he said.
D.R.U.G.S. are currently out on their "Rise From the Ashes" headlining tour, featuring special guests Eyes Set to Kill and New Medicine. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.
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 Café
12/16 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
12/17 Albany, NY Valentine's
12/18 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
12/19 Altoona, PA Archway Center
Did you watch D.R.U.G.S.' video?