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This past August, we held our third Bands + Brews of Summer 2016 at Brooklyn's Industry City and you know what they say: third time's the charm. Of course, there needs to be a downpour right before the show. Every time. But it's good luck... Right? Well it has to be, because it always stops right before the show begins. The result of the rain was thick humid air, but we still had a beautiful sunset along with perfect temperatures. That, along with a new stage and a great turnout, made it one of the best shows yet.

Closing out the evening's festivities was veteran, NYC rock outfit Drowners, who put on one killer show. Performing a slew of songs from both their brand new album, On Desire, as well as cuts from their 2014, self-titled album, the band sent their fans into a tizzy. We had hung out with the band at Brooklyn Bowl last year and we were happy to see an intense evolution to their (already great) performance. We also had plenty of downtime to hang out with the band before their set (due to the rain). "Having a camaraderie in the band is literally the only thing that will keep your band together," bassist Erik Snyder told us. "Yeah, because most of the time you're not actually playing, you're sitting in rooms or vans together. It's who you're going to share a bed with and that kind of thing," frontman Matthew Hitt expanded, and that sense of friendship was evident on stage as well, which made all of the difference. The band also gave us the scoop on their favorite song off of their new album to perform live. "I really enjoy this one section where we play B minor in 'Troublemaker,'" Hitt laughed, but he was being serious. "It's my favorite part. It only happens for two seconds but I really enjoy it." We asked the rest of the band if they agree with that *super specific* answer, and their response? "We love all of it." So do we. And we hope you enjoy our newest Bands + Brews session as well.

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to our Bands and Brews sessions here in Industry City.
Troubled by a thought all night that you won't let go
They said "don't look back" but the hindsight's all he knows
Strangers when the night began.
She put his future in the past
He was struck down at a late hour, weren't you
By a little troublemaker
Charred by a spark at the time but you gave it no thought
At a table in the back where you clocked her holding court
You struggle to keep calm inside
Thought your hands were deeply in the fire
He was struck down at a late hour, weren't you
By a little troublemaker
He was struck down at a late hour, weren't you
By a little troublemaker
There's an alternate meaning behind the words you spoke
I can hear that now
Well I know he wants you back but I don't wanna let you go
Can you feel that? It's tight enough to choke
How could you say a thing like that? How could you say a thing like that
I look to your face and see it's telling me there's no retort
and the things I thought are coming true due to your cruel ways
Now we sleep in separate rooms
I talk to walls instead of you.
Can you hear me? No
I'm combining luck and chance hoping for your sideways glance so I can see you
You laugh but there's no joke
How could you say a thing like that? How could you say a thing like that
I look to your face and see it's telling me there's no retort
and the things I thought are coming true due to your cruel ways
There's an alternate meaning behind the words you spoke
I can hear that now
I'm combining luck and chance hoping for you sideways glance so I can see you
You laugh but there's no joke
How could you say a thing like that? How could you say a thing like that
I look to your face and see it's telling me there's no retort
and the things I thought are coming true due to your cruel ways
true due to your cruel ways
- Thank you very much.
Where you going and how long until you're back
To forget what, what I just lost track.
I go to places where we used to go
The empty bedroom has been feeling cold
You must be busy, I've not heard from you for a while
Feeling lonely, no I'll be your light.
My one track mind isn't treating me
quite as kindly as I'd have liked but there you go
Conversations with myself.
Conversations with myself
When I find the words I want to say
The door is locked and I can't find a way out
I trashed the photos that you read I saw today
I just assumed that you wouldn't mind anyway
It struck me strange you never considered
saying anything along the lines of go
Conversations with myself.
Conversations with myself
When I find the words I want to say
The door is locked and I can't find a way out
Conversations with myself.
Conversations with myself, oh
Struck me strange that you had left
All those conversations with myself.
When I find the words I wanna say
The door is locked and I can't find a way out
Thank you.
Here's an old song for you.
Talk about our lives so great for a change
You're normally so down.
Want to come out again
Such a shame.
Last time you last so soon
I tried showing up, never out for life to lead
Tried to represent all the things I don't need
That you were after, that you were after
And now there's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her
There's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her, no
Find the reasons to live
On a grid there's no shortcuts in New York
I see you as this kid so worth the trouble
Life go the way I say I was never meant to live
You're not going home tonight.
Neither am I
Now there's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her
There's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her
There's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her
There's not a shoulder cold enough for me to give her, no
Thank you.
This is sweat, not tears.
I swear.
Here's one off our newest album.
Human Remains.
Echoes of words she never spoke twirl around his head today
A disco ball rotation reflects upon the freckles on her face
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
Holding on tightly to someone she'd met the week before
So when I leave tonight with someone at my side
All the time I make believe it's you
What I mean to say in the kindest of ways
Is all the time I'm just dreaming of you
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
Holding on tightly to someone she'd met the week before
So when I leave tonight with someone at my side
All the time I make believe it's you
Desire doesn't fade, it only gets replaced
And I'm looking for you
I watched her dance across I watched her dance across
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
Holding on tightly to someone she'd met the week before
So when I leave tonight with someone at my side
All the time I make believe it's you
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
I watched her dance across a crowded floor
Thank you very much.
You watch me close like a prisoner
Only feed me bread and water.
I've got one last chance to hold you
Have you seen me in my prison clothes? Have you seen me in my
Why don't you just come around, and undo another button on your blouse
These days, you know, I rarely leave the house
And I hate the thought of you, I hate the thought of you missing out
There's barely a crease on my pillow
Because in the borstal I sleep so shallow
Last chance for a beating from the boys
This is the last time, I swear, never again
Never again.
Well, at least until tomorrow
Why don't you just come around, And undo another button on your blouse
These days, you know, I rarely leave the house
And I hate the thought of you, I hate the thought of you missing out
Why don't you just come around
And undo another button on your blouse
These days, you know, I rarely leave the house
And I hate the thought of you, I hate the thought of you missing out
Here's another new one.
They crawl out the woodwork when they heard that you were gone
And for a minute there I let them take the edge off
You've heard this is happening right in the back of my head
While I wonder who you've got sleeping there on my side of the bed
Don't you wanna give it another go? Well you know I do
But I suspect you don't.
Don't you wanna give it another go
Well you know I do.
But I suspect you don't
In dark times I'm thinking, when you sawed through the door
Are you the lightning bolt that stole my thunder
The things I once whispered And the guts I used to get
And my edge of having a love fight then with the whether it is you'll win
Don't you wanna give it another go
Well you know I do.
But I suspect you don't
Don't you wanna give it another go? Well you know I do
But I suspect you don't
Would you consider letting me twist your arm
Oh please you love to tease me because I kept the door ajar and I figure it's you
But it is never you
Don't you wanna give it another go
Well you know I do.
But I suspect you don't
Don't you wanna give it another go? Well you know I do
But I suspect you don't
This next song's called Long Hair.
Barely nineteen, I see you every night whispering between us girls
Between us girls.
I don't think of him that often anymore
All the girls had long hair.
All the boys had long hair
And you were missing out
All right, break it down.
Once a week I'll keep an evening free for you
Does he teach you things? Does he teach you things
That you'd never do for me? I know what you mean
All the girls had long hair All the boys had long hair
But you were missing out.
All the girls had long hair And all the boys had long hair
But you were missing out
All the girls had long hair And all the boys had long hair
But you were missing out
Thanks.
Hey, let's play another one.
In a simple skirt you caused a ricochet of corner boys that watch you walk away
But I don't live my life like you do.
No, I don't live my life like you do
So, hold me down and never let me go.
A school boy grin it only goes to show
That I could never have such control, every time you leave
Every time you leave, I wanna go
Rip me up and bully me in jest
About the afternoons you were sleeping on my chest
But I don't live my life like you do, no, I don't live my life like you do
So, hold me down and never let me go.
A school boy grin it only goes to show
That I could never have such control, every time you leave
Every time you leave, I wanna go So, hold me down and never let me go.
A school boy grin it only goes to show
That I could never have such control, every time you leave
Every time you leave, I wanna go
Thank you.
Keep all of your fears inside.
Allow a lot of light to shine
I thought if I can just let you know
And leave it all just so let it go Because I knew now we're friends
And no doubt comparing notes again they're on parade I was leading on
Sleepless nights on my own
Oh no, you wanted out.
I left you for awhile
And in that time someone else is getting in
Those lips contain your tongue
Friendly planet in your cheap new cars.
For a reason unbeknownst to me
And you think that's a clever way to be.
A million things that I can't stand
A million different ways to spoil your plan
I thought I can just let you know you just need to let it go
Oh no, you wanted out.
I left you for awhile
But in that time someone else is getting in
And the weeks I waited just to hear from you
To learn that you found someone new
And the weeks I waited just to hear from you
To learn that you found someone
Don't wanna party.
Don't wanna go
Don't wanna party.
Don't wanna go. In the dark I spoke
It's the oldest trick in the book.
She's hanging out with friends
No doubt comparing notes again.
They're on a parade I was leading on
Sleepless nights all on my own
Oh no, you wanted out.
I left you for awhile. You wanted out
Oh no, you wanted out.
I left you for awhile
And in that time someone else is getting in
Thank you very much this is our last song, we're Drowners.
Cheers, so much for coming.
I kid myself when you did not show
A clue to a puzzle I thought I'd know.
A reflection in a window where it's not
quite clear.
Just why the hell did you disappear
I have searched all along these roads and terraces for you
I have searched all the terraces for you but we'll never get through anything
If we're moving at this rate.
Honey, you've got, you've got
you've got to pick up the pace
Drunken boys scream something cracks.
Memory in the afterlife
This war is won, just this week passed.
The ball is dropped, so the chain reacts
And I have searched all along these roads and terraces for you
I have searched all the terraces for you but we'll never get through anything
If we're moving at this rate.
Honey, you've got, you've got
you've got to pick up the pace.
I'll pick up the pace
But I know sometimes it's rough
But you can't act up every time you've had enough
Oh I know you've made mistakes
But it's time you started picking up the pace
I have searched all along these roads and terraces for you
I have searched all the terraces for you
But we'll never get through anything if we're moving at this rate
Honey, you've got, you've got, you've got to pick up the pace
Pick up the pace
Thank you very, very much.
Cheers.


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