Wednesday, October 14, 2015

DRIFTOFF + BrooklynVegan

"Driftoff is a new band featuring members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships... Heavy, soaring post-hardcore that sounds like Hot Water Music going through a big Hum phase... It doesn't just sound like a side project though, this is pretty killer stuff. "
–BrooklynVegan

"A model of excellence in heavy music... Driftoff is the band you need to know. The tones of the guitars reflect hints of Deftones or Handsome influence, but go above and beyond to make it its own heavy, crushing entity."

–Noisey

"Ripping... earnest, angular '90s-ish post-hardcore"

–MetalSucks

"Massive sounds... Absolutely mesmerizing."

–American Aftermath

"Driftoff combines talents from Junius, Rosetta and City of Ships, all names that are downright seminal in their own fields... Long story short, this is both new and traditional, fresh and yet wholly recognizable. Get excited for this release."

–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Driftoff – the new Brooklyn band comprised of members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships – has revealed another new track off upcoming debut EP Modern Fear.


Stream new song "Ghosts of Hart Island" via BrooklynVegan, here.


With radiant guitars, colossal drums, and a choir of three desperate voices, Driftoff makes perfect post-hardcore music – it drives discontentedly, it shines resplendently. A departure from the styles of the members' other bands, Driftoff is anchored in the vibes of bands like Quicksand, Hot Water Music, and Planes Mistaken For Stars. 

As guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan has stated, the band's home of New York City provided all the inspiration for the debut EP; he has called the city "a self-contained bubble of madness... an endless well of inspiration."  New single "Ghosts of Hart Island" follows a Riker's Island prison inmate as he labors on Hart Island, site of the city's official mass grave. 

Modern Fear was recorded and mixed by Will Benoit (Caspian, Constants, Junius) at The Radar Studio in Clinton, Connecticut – New England's first and only solar-powered recording studio. Additional recording was done by Tom Tierney (Tidal Arms, Netherlands) at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn, NY. The EP was mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Sweet Cobra). 

Modern Fear comes out October 30th on Science of Silence Records in the US, and on Golden Antenna Records in Europe.


Pre-order Modern Fear direct from the band ("name your price" digital pre-order and exclusive, limited-edition, 180-gram, "coke bottle" clear vinyl), here.

Pre-order Modern Fear from Science of Silence Records (exclusive, limited-edition, 180-gram, grey vinyl), here.


Pre-order Modern Fear from Golden Antenna Records (Europe/UK only), here.


New Yorkers, catch Driftoff live at the following shows:
Nov 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear w/ Edhochuli + special guest headliner
Nov 7 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall