Drug Couple’s sophomore EP Choose Your Own Apocalypse, out August 14 via PaperCup Music, is a collection of songs about finding someone special to share the end-times with. 

 

They started writing and recording the EP back in the summer of 2016 as events were leading up to the election of Donald Trump, and it already seemed certain that, one way or the other, Armageddon was right around the corner. Drug Couple decided to make an album based around the concept of falling in love mid-apocalypse without fully realizing that’s exactly what they were doing. 

A meditation on the idea of holding on tight to love during the worst of times, the album (as well as their recently released single “Protest Song”) proved to be oddly prescient, written long before 2020 turned out to be one of the scariest and most trying years in recent memory. Drug Couple hope that their clairvoyance wasn’t causal, though they’d be lying if they said they didn’t feel partially responsible for the disintegration of the very fabric of our society. 

Choose Your Own Apocalypse is a psychedelic, phantasmal record that draws influence from REM, Primal Scream, Exile-era Rolling Stones, and Liz Phair. The EP features Becca on bass, vocals, and vibraphone; Miles on guitar, vocals, keyboard, drums, programming, and production; and Pastor Greg on drums.

DRUG COUPLE’S 20 RULES FOR LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER DURING A PANDEMIC

-You Only Get What You Give
-Go For A Walk It’s Better Than Running Around In Your Brain
-Every Friday Is Pizza Friday
-Somehow It Is Always Pizza Friday
-No One Likes A Stinker
-Divide And Conquer
-Make It Nice Inside
-Try Not To Resent Your Partner For Spending More Time Outside Than You
-Don’t Break Your Foot.  But, If You Do Try And Have Reasonable Expectations For Your Recovery Timeline And Manage Your Task Prioritization Accordingly, OK?
-Get Everything Done
-Don’t Beat Yourself Up If You Don’t Get Everything Done, There’s Always Tomorrow
-Get. Greg.
-Just Because You Don’t Have Anywhere To Go Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Eat Breakfast
-Eat Breakfast
-Becca’s Sandwich Shop Is Always Open
-Tip Your Server
-Share The Load
-Load Your Share
-Don’t Stay Up Too Late, Miles
-Go Ahead And Get It, You’ll Drink All The Beer Eventually

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