Drive A - Loss of Desire
专辑名称：Loss of Desire
Hailing from Los Angeles California, the members of DRIVE A come together to forge a killer mix of pounding drums, lethal guitars, cascading bass lines and fierce vocals that converge to create a sound that pays respect to the past, stands up to the present and will kick down the door to the future. A switchblade to the soft, white underbelly of today's watered-down state of music, DRIVE A are pure, raw energy - on stage and in the studio - which is, after all, what Rock 'N' Roll has always been about.
DRIVE A got its start when lead vocalist/guitarist Bruno Mascolo met rhythm guitarist Jason Nott outside of the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles in the spring of 2007. After discovering they had similar tastes in music, the two began formatting their ideas for a band, developing their own style and a bond was formed. Once they honed their approach, the two of them hooked up with Terry Stirling on drums, a couple of different bass players and began writing songs that had a remarkably developed blend of killer riffs, punk rock hooks, and a raw, Rock ‘N’ Roll gutter-snarl. Jumping in a van, the band took their high-energy live show on the road, performing well over 100 shows in just over a year including various stops on the 2008 Warped Tour, their own tour of the U.S., as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Rise Against, Papa Roach, Stone Temple Pilots, Anti-Flag, Pennywise and Billy Talent among others.
“It’s been amazing to go out and play with some of the bands that have influenced us in one way or another,” says Bruno Mascolo adding, ”I grew up listening to bands like Billy Talent, Anti-Flag, and Rise Against and now we are on the same bill with them, hanging out and seeing everything from the other side.”
Now, with the addition of their new bassist Chris Bowman, Drive A is set to release their debut album, Loss Of Desire. Years removed from the blank generation, generations X and Y, and even generation next, Loss Of Desire picks up the flag for a new generation, their generation, which is being pushed to the brink. Themes of disillusionment, frustration and, at times, anger are perfectly captured on tracks such as “Everyone’s Alone,” “Can’t Sleep It Off,” “Smiling With Hate,” and “It’s Getting Worse.”
“I think what sets us apart from a lot of bands out there right now is the fact that we are experiencing the exact same things as our fans and that’s what our songs are about, says guitarist Jason Nott. Bruno agrees, “The songs on this album are about being frustrated with a lot of things, most of the lyrics I write are personal, but I think anyone listening can relate to them in their own way. I leave it up to them to interpret what they are hearing.”
Produced by Drive A alongside Dennis Hill and Matt Sorum (Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Loss Of Desire serves as a sonic testament to what is new, what is now, and what is next, but it is their live show where Drive A will make its stand and they will have plenty of opportunities as the band is getting ready to get back in the van and hit the touring trail once again and they are not looking back.
“Touring is the life’s blood of this band,” says Mascolo. “Recording and everything else is cool, but we are a live band and that is the best way to experience Drive A.”
Already slated to appear on both Bamboozle Right & Left, dates on the Alternative Press Tour as well as slew of other live dates at home in the U.S. and overseas as well, the next year will be a busy one for this band of friends from Southern California. Something that seems to be no problem for Bruno Mascolo:
“This is it, this what I have always wanted to do and its something I love doing, what can be better than that.”
01. Loss of Desire
02. Everyone's Alone
03. Out of Focus
04. Are You Blind?
05. Can't Sleep it Off
06. Head Underwater
07. Smiling with Hate
08. Single File
09. The Hell with Motivation
10. Wake Up
11. Coming for You
12. It's Getting Worse