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Rain City Drive Offers Second Preview To Deluxe Self-Titled Album

Following the release of their re-imagined “Blood Runs Cold” earlier this year, post-hardcore group Rain City Drive (known formerly as SLAVES) has issued the second preview of their deluxe self-titled album in the form of “Cutting It Close (Reimagined).” The group’s deluxe album will arrive via Thriller Records on June 23. From rock anthem to slow-burn R&B, the reimagined version of “Cutting It Close” demonstrates Rain City Drive‘s ability to push boundaries and experiment with their sound. With a blend of electronic elements, rich harmonies, intricate instrumentation, and elements of R&B, the track creates an immersive sonic experience that captivates… Read more »


Rain City Drive Reimagine Fan-Favorite “Blood Runs Cold”

Post-hardcore unit Rain City Drive (known formerly as SLAVES) has launched a reimagined rendition of their fan-favorite single “Blood Runs Cold.” The fresh take on the track will be featured on the group’s forthcoming deluxe edition of their self-titled alum, which is set to arrive via Thriller Records on June 23. Of the deluxe album, fans can expect five reimagined tracks from the band’s discography, including “Cutting It Close,” “Waiting On You,” “Bury A Lie,” “Psycho,” and their popular single “Talk To A Friend,” which has amassed more than 23 million streams since it’s release in 2020. Read more: Heart… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Heavier Than the Rain: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

photos & words by Austin Spruill As the blistering summer of 2022 winds down into the cooler weather of fall, musicians and fans alike are treated to a number of high-profile festivals raging across the country, from Welcome to Rockville and Inkcarceration to Rocklahoma and Louder Than Life. However, few were as highly anticipated as this year’s incarnation of Blue Ridge Rock Festival, taking place from September 8–11.  Hosted at the world-renowned Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, hopes were high for the relatively young festival, as the successes and challenges of 2021 propelled the event further into the spotlight… Read more »


Steel Train Wrap Up New LP, Confirm Format Tour

Drive-Thru Records is proud to announce New York quintet, Steel Train, are currently finishing up work on their ambitious sophomore album. Set for an October 2007 release, the still untitled album is being produced by Mark Trombino (Rilo Kiley, Jimmy Eat World). Steel Train will embark on a 47-date North American tour with The Format beginning July 13th at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. In the last two years, Steel Train has played over 400 shows, winning fans over with their meticulously crafted rock songs strengthened by skilled instrumentation. Though in love with playing shows to their rapidly growing… Read more »


Don Henley and Train to Headline Tiger Jam V

The Tiger Woods Foundation announced today that Grammy-award winning artists Don Henley and Train will perform at the Tiger Jam V benefit concert presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Tiger Woods. The fifth annual event will take place on April 20, 2002, at 8:30 PM in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The benefit concert will once again raise and distribute funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and children’s charities based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. “I am very excited to have both Don Henley and Train as part of Tiger Jam V,” stated Tiger Woods.… Read more »


Kanner Explores Her Transition From Prolific Songwriter To Iconic Artist

  Kanner jokes she is sporting a “low-key, under the radar look” as she demands the room in bulky, bright green shades, a full body camouflage jumpsuit, and her iconic red locks in high braids. She’s a rockstar from head to toe and everyone can see it. A prolific and well-respected writer with accolades all across the music industry, she notes that she is feeling “fucking amazing” now that she has released music of her own. Earlier this year, Kanner dropped her debut single “BULL IN A CHINA SHOP” featuring 93FEETOFSMOKE. An attitude filled, explosive pop-rock track, it showcases the… Read more »


Midtown Pay Tribute To Elvis Costello On “Pump It Up” Cover

Paying homage to one of the greatest singer-songwriters in history, Midtown has offered a striking rendition of Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up.” Their latest release is the third single pulled from the group’s forthcoming EP, We’re Too Old To Write New Songs, So Here’s Some Old Songs We Didn’t Write, and follows covers of Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” and Lagwagon’s “Know It All.” While Midtown’s cover of “Pump It Up” still maintains the essence and attitude of Costello’s high-energy, punk-rock classic, the group has amplified the single with fresh instrumentation for a more modernized sound. Midtown takes a heavier, more… Read more »

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