Hardcore's purveyors of stoke, Drain, have shared a new visual punctuating their 2023 full length campaign. Sharing a live performance of the title track from their latest LP, Living Proof, the Santa Cruz standouts served well in delivering a summation of a wild year, complete with a relentless international touring slate and high praise from fans and critics alike.
Working with Ryan and Alice Baxley to capture the live intensity of a Drain set, the presentation documented on Super 8 film frames the band's explosive energy and the kind of release that happens in real time among the fans in the crowd.
Frontman and arguably hardcore's most positive spokesman Sammy Ciaramitaro shared of the single,
"Living Proof" serves as a culmination of everything that the record stands for. As our closing statement to the album, I wanted something that would feel larger than life when it's sung by a whole crowd. I wanted to write something uplifting but honest and real, and I think that this was the vibe for the whole record, but especially for this track. I was envisioning the live show setting and the whole crowd screaming "HERE AND NOW...THIS IS LIVING PROOF" and getting chills thinking about how cool that would be. A room full of people yelling that this specific moment in time is proof that we are right where we are supposed to be in this world and in this life."
Ciaramitaro added, My favorite part of the video is actually the very ending. We thought it would be cool to fade the record out by slowing down the tape while we just ring some notes out, KISS style (laughs). All the love and respect from us, I hope ya'll enjoy the video. YOU are living proof!”
The video for "Living Proof" arrives following Drain's recent dominant showing at Punk In the Park Festival in Southern California and just ahead of their highly anticipated appearance at The Ghost Inside's Rebirthday Bash in San Diego on November 18th. Drain will then head to Australia in December for a run of eight dates that will see the band perform throughout the region.
Taking a brief pause from a hefty 2023 touring slate that included domestic and international headlining dates, as well as festival appearances at Riot Fest and Furance Fest just to name a few, Drain will resume their run on the road with a North American trek in January supporting Neck Deep.
A list of dates and cities can be found below. Get tickets - HERE