Art by Mariah Robertson

April 11, 2024
by Jason

“Become an Island” new song out now, new album coming June 28th

Our second album, “Become an Island,” will be released June 28 on Bleeding Gold (LP pre-order) / Jigsaw (CD).

Album art is by Mariah Robertson from her forthcoming Book of Details, which launches later this month at the NY Art Book Fair Apr 25-28th.

The title track is streaming on Brooklyn Vegan and you can stream it everywhere starting Friday April 12th.

On Saturday April 13 we play the Fuzzy Warbles cassette release party for local legends Fly Ashtray, a Dot Dash show at Hart Bar, with Famous Logs in History and Freaky Wilderness. F’n great bands! Here’s the FB event and the bands in town. Hope to see you there / before long!

Saturday July 8th @ 18th Ward w/ The Roulettes, Off Pink, Lightheaded, Jane Herships

June 30, 2023 by Jason | 0 comments


AT 18th WARD

THE ROULETTES eternal reunion/rock-ruling!

(No website, )
Mems !!!, Out Hud, CaUSE Co-MOTION!!!, Jean on Jean, McDonalds, Yah Mos, Raooul, honestly what more info do you need?

LIGHTHEADED (NJ) —-so good pop from 2 hours away!

JANE HERSHIPS (& friends!)-—longtime favorite, heartweep hearttunes

LANE DRIVER (OF LAME DRIVERS) human jukebox robot flesh


18th Ward
300 Richardson ST.

RSVP here

June 30, 2023
by Jason

live in 2023

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!

live @ windjammer photo by Dalton Patton

On Earth Day, Record Grouch and Sleeping Giant Glossolalia did a Record Store Day event with Maasaki and Dr. Evilletown. Dr E actually played live over Zoom archived here. I played a solo set of some new songs and am grateful to Jaguar Psychosis for documenting!

Next show will also be solo, SATURDAY JULY 8th at 1pm free outdoors at 18th Ward Brewing, presented by Love Not Money / The Ghost of Cake Shop!

October 20, 2019
by Jason

Pianos Wednesday w/ The Astounds (Capstan Shafts)

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
LeeVanCleef 7pm
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

May 2, 2019
by Jason

May 16th: Fort Briscoe farewell w/ Idaho Green, Alpenglow & Kyle Luntz


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!).

Alongside resident spud punks Idaho Green.

Resident tunesmiths Alpenglow

And Kyle Luntz on hand-made/modded acoustic instruments & electronics.

December 6, 2018
by Jason

New Songs Winners Game and This Pattern. And a show tonight

We’ve been quiet, but we’re not done playing. We have a show at Coney Island Baby tonight, and a couple new songs out on the webs.

Winners Game – a song about quitting social media

This Pattern – a song about habits

Lots of new recordings are nearing completion. Please stay tuned.