THE DROWNING MEN Poised to Revive Indie Rock

Kevin Ross | Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 - Category: Independent Music


 width=At first glance, THE DROWNING MEN appear as an exercise in contradictions. With an abundance of tattoos, facial hair, and a sentiment that skews strongly toward the blue-collar dockworkers of their hometown of Oceanside, California, it seems easy to discern exactly what sort of music this band plays. And yet, upon first listen it immediately becomes clear that their appearances have indeed been deceiving as they yield to a gorgeous, roots and folk-flavored indie rock sound bursting with enchanting melodies and deeply poetic lyrics. With the release of their second full length, ALL OF THE UNKNOWN, on July 17, 2012 via Flogging Molly’s label, Borstal Beat Records, The Drowning Men are poised to bring the entire indie scene up for a breath of air. The band is also hitting the road for a month-long US tour in support of the upcoming release with friends and kindred musical spirits River City Extension (tour dates and teaser trailer below).
THE DROWNING MEN on tour
* signifies dates w/ River City Extension
5/22 – St. George, UT – GoGo37
5/24 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
5/25 – Omaha, NE – The Sydney Benson
5/26 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
5/27 – Hamilton, OH – Galaxy CDs
5/29 – Hamden, CT – The Space*
5/30 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s*
5/31 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*
6/1 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern*
6/2 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
6/4 – St. Augustine, FL – Cafe 11*
6/5 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
6/6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*
6/8 – Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar*
6/9 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q*
6/10 – San Antonio, TX – Korova*
6/12 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
6/13 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
6/14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room*
6/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite*
6/16 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
6/17 – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club*
6/19 – Portland, OR – Backspace*
6/20 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
6/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
6/23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre*
6/24 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall*
6/26 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry*
6/27 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*
6/28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection Front Lounge*
6/29 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room*
6/30 – Akron, OH – Musica*
7/02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar*