Comprising members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships, Driftoff makes a massive, radiant sound, in line with post-hardcore predecessors like Quicksand and Planes Mistaken for Stars. The new single carries on right where debut Modern Fear left off – heavy, shimmering, and full of angst. Both recordings were produced by Will Benoit at The Radar Studio (Junius, Caspian).
Noisey has called Driftoff, "a model of excellence in heavy music" and BrooklynVegan names it, "heavy atmospheric rock... throat-shredding yet anthemic vocals." Where Modern Fear was a meditation on life in New York City, guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan explains that the new songs deal with climate change: "The songs speak to our collective frustration with humanity's willful ignorance – on a societal and individual level – toward what is probably the most pressing issue of our time."
Stream "No Rescue" here:
"Denial Machine/No Rescue" will be released officially on February 26th as a cassette single and a digital download, via the band's own Radar Recordings. Pre-order here:
The cassette will also be available at Driftoff's upcoming shows. The band kicks off a short Northeast run tomorrow then heads to Europe later this month for a full European tour.
Driftoff / US:
Feb 10 - New Haven, CT @ BAR
Feb 11 - Kingston, NY @ The Anchor
Feb 12 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
Feb 13 - Pawtucket, RI @ The Met w/ Defeater, Caspian, O'Brother
Feb 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Maybeshewill
Driftoff / Europe:
Feb 27 - Reykjavik, IS @ Gaukurinn
Mar 2 - Utrecht, NL @ dB's
Mar 3 - Essen, DE @ Panic Room
Mar 4 - Siegen, DE @ Vortex
Mar 5 - Basel, CH @ Podium
Mar 6 - Karlsruhe, DE @ Jubez
Mar 7 - Freiburg, DE @ KTS
Mar 8 - Geneva, CH @ L'Usine
Mar 9 - Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk
Mar 10 - Innsbruck, AT @ PMK
Mar 11 - Bolzano, IT @ Bunker
Mar 12 - Arezzo, IT @ Pastificio Elettrico
Mar 13 - Dueville, IT @ Via Roma 17
Mar 14 - Bologna, IT @ Freak Out
Mar 15 - Cakovec, HR @ Prostor Cezam
Mar 16 - Prague, CZ @ Cafe Na Pul Cesty
Mar 17 - Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
Mar 18 - Dresden, DE @ Chemiefabrik
Mar 19 - Koblenz, DE @ Jam Club
"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."
"Frantic, feedback-riddled post-hardcore... noisy, squalling forward momentum..."
"Ripping... earnest, angular '90s-ish post-hardcore"
"Heavy atmospheric rock... throat-shredding yet anthemic vocals."