We tried playing together over JamKazam during peak-Covid and it was frustrating. Joe had 40-85ms latency.
Our first 3pc show since 2019 at the Footlight/Windjammer on June 17th was cathartic. Love Letter, Oof and Freak Bag played too. We played some decade-old songs, some that are from the album we’ve been working on for five years, and some brand new ones. Dalton Patton, took photos of all the bands, thank you Dalton!
We’re playing a show Wednesday, 10pm at Pianos, and we’re psyched to share the bill with The Astounds. That’s the new-ish band from Dean Wells, aka The Capstan Shafts), now based out of St Louis. I just read their wikipedia page and learned they were one of “5 Artists You Should Have Known in 2010” according to Kevin Cole at KEXP/NPR. But Dean Wells has been churning out short, catchy cuts for much longer than that, and has been an inspiration to us Lame Drivers for well over a decade. Back in 2008, some of the Lame Drivers / Get Him Eat Him / 2nightmayorezz members played in Dean Wells’ backing band for Capstan Shafts’ NYC debut at the Knitting Factory. He returned with a band of his own later that year at The Charleston in Brooklyn, and we all set up a couple more shows together at Pi Lam in Philly in 2009, and in 2010 at Public Assembly. A lot has changed in the past decade, but Pianos still exists, and that’s where we’re sharing this bill.
23 October, 2019 @ Pianos
Lame Drivers 10pm
Act William 9pm
The Astounds 8pm
Rosemont Post 6pm
Also, we have a new song coming to the internet on Tuesday called “Fade” – pre-save it here or get it on bandcamp
Lame Drivers invite you to Fort Briscoe, the beloved fort we’ve been fortunate to call our fort for some time. Our time there is coming to a close, but your time there is just about to begin (spots available, inquire within!).