Drakulas’ Video for ‘Neon Town’ Is a Power-Pop Megacity
Drakulas are comprised of members of Rise Against and the Riverboat Gamblers, and best described as the intersection of their influences. Specifically, Drakulas nod to power-pop — names like Buzzcocks, the Dickies and, more directly, the multiple projects of Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke (the Marked Men, High Tension Wires, Radioactivity, etc.), are all the primary conduits here. So, basically, if you're looking for pop hidden under razor-sharp punk riffs, you've come to the right place. Hell, Ryan and Burke even produced the damn thing.
The latest video from the guys is for "Neon Town," which comes from the band's Dirtnap LP, Raw Wave. While the video and their associated outfits are a little campy, the song is not; "Neon Town" is a pure pop joy that's as fun as it is deadly serious about sugary songcraft. Check it out above.
Drakulas are on tour with Night Birds. Catch them at the dates below.
Feb. 10 — Austin, TX @ Mohawk