Hustle and Drone Listen to “Evaporated” below first unveiled w/ Bullett,
Debut HOLYLAND LP, Out 9/2 via Red Bull Sound Select
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“Restrained verses open up space, while falsetto vocals effervesce over funk rhythms and chock-a-block sound effect coloring on the chorus.” – Bullett
“…the fist-pumping energy of an arena-rock anthem…” – Entertainment Weekly
“If you keep hearing names such as [Hustle and Drone], there’s a good reason for it: these bands rip.” – The Oregonian
Portland beat based trio Hustle and Drone will release their debut full-length album,HOLYLAND, on September 2nd via Red Bull Sound Select (now available for preorder on iTunes). Having previously revealed their album single “The Glow,” an anthemic summer jam, the band has now unveiled another cut in the form of “Evaporated.”With minimalistic synth lines building to soaring falsetto harmonies, the track sets a darker- albeit equally infectious- tone. “Evaporated” premiered today with Bullett, and here.
Hustle and Drone was established in February 2012, when keyboardist Ryan Neighbors left Portugal. the Man to pursue his own songwriting. He teamed up with longtime friend Kirk Ohnstad, and the two immediately began recording & writing. Hustle and Drone released its debut, self-titled EP in July of that year. The band decided to record with producer Sonny DiPerri, which marked the beginning of HOLYLAND– spending time at beach houses & their basement in Portland in order to perfectly craft the record. In the summer of 2013, Kirk made his departure from the group- bringing in bassist Andy Black & Ryan Moore.
The trio will take to the road at the end of the month for a hometown throwdown in Portland, as well as a string of Arizona shows as part of the Red Bull Sound Select Comes to Arizona tour, alongside Classixx, Superhumanoids & The Flavr Blue:
Hustle and Drone on tour
8/23: Portland, OR @ Church
8/28: Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
8/29: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
8/30: Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room
Photo credit: Aaron Rogosin/Red Bull Content Pool