Track Premiere: Near Beer – ‘Dead Drummers’

Los Angeles-based indie rock ban Near Beer are sharing their new single, “Dead Drummers,” and you can give it a listen right here at New Noise.

The band—Joey Siara (vocals, guitar), Brent Stranathan (drums), and Jeremy Levy (bass, backup vocals—share the new track as they gear up for the release of their self-titled album, due July 15, 2022 via Double Helix Records.

The band members have collectively logged past lives in LA bands like The Henry Clay People, Fakers, and I Make This Sound. They started the band as a second chance to make things right, to leave a mark in the spirit of bands like Tee Replacements, Pavement, and The Clash. Their songs strive for transcendence, embracing the magic of making things and those flaws that feel like blessings.

They describe their new album as a set of “mini-anthems about insomnia, drinking, and human connection. Sometimes cynical. Sometimes romantic. Always with loud guitars.”

Regarding the new single, Near Beer say:

“The song was recorded soon after a friend’s memorial service as a tribute to him and a few other good friends we lost during the pandemic. We wanted to capture the reckless spirit of buddies who find a surrogate family in the music scene. The song ends up being a snapshot of the mixed bag of emotions that go into grief—anger, longing, but ultimately the hope that being in a silly rock band can actually provide some kind of healthy cathartic release. It’s become a centerpiece of our live set.”

Listen to “Dead Drummers” here:

For more from Near Beer, find them on Instagram, Facebook, and their official website.
Photo courtesy of Near Beer
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