"Destroy. Rebuild. Tour."
w/ Varials, The Callous Daoboys, 156/Silence
Saturday, March 4, 2023
The Crofoot Ballroom
6pm Doors / All Ages
Post-hardcore Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) is back with a new full-length album,'DESTROY REBUILD,' their first release since 2011's acclaimed self-titled debut album. Craig Owens isonce again at the project's helm and has again orchestrated a band and record that is sure not just tocatch your attention but also keep it. The new release, 'DESTROY REBUILD,' offers listeners the uniquelynostalgic D.R.U.G.S. sound they have been craving while also exploring new territories making 'DESTROY REBUILD' the perfect progression and exciting new chapter.
When Owens got to writing, he described Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows's signature sound as "fast, tothe point, syncopated rhythms with a melody on top." The aggressive melodies are paired with low-tunedguitars and introspective lyrics to create the nostalgic alternative rock sound that we all grew up with andhave come to crave. To capture this sound, Owens connected with A-List producer Howard Bensonwhose past work with My Chemical Romance and The All American Rejects heavily influenced themodern alternative rock world. Benson's raw talent for recording helped shape the structures andharmonies of the album. Owens found this collaborative process cathartic and embraced his newfoundflow of creativity.
Owens' knack for creating sincere lyrics shines through while touching on topics like destiny, perspective,and redemption on 'DESTROY REBUILD.' It is a physical manifestation of the course he has taken in hismusical career and encapsulates each step along the way. "Everything that we are today is because ofyesterday, and this depicts where I have been, but also where I'm going." It is a bright reflection of one'slife and actions, and it encourages the listener to do the same in their own life.
"DESTINY," the first single off of the record, is a solid bridge between the first D.R.U.G.S. self-titled recordand 'DESTROY REBUILD.' Is it a hard-hitting track that expertly blends the nostalgic alternative rocksound with enough modernity that's sure to appeal to many different listeners. Another track off thealbum, "The Arm," is a collection of melodies, lyrics, and hooks eloquently constructed together. It isknown as the "anomaly" of the album due to its organic nature of origin and leans toward the band'sfuture.
'DESTROY REBUILD' is an exciting new beginning for Owens. It is a way for him to connect with fans toshare life experiences, and he is hoping the album will help them cope with whatever they are dealingwith and experiencing. "This album is my first step forward without thinking of running back," Owensstated. "I hope it can leave a mark and grow with people."