Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Drowns Release Video For "Ketamine & Cola"

The highly anticipated new album from THE DROWNS called “Blacked Out” is finally here, and to celebrate the occasion, the band has released a brand new hilarious and riveting video for “Ketamine & Cola!” In addition to the video, the band has released a “Ketamine & Cola” flexi that is available for free with any purchase on our webstore. Click here to get “Blacked Out.”

Frontman Rev recalls how he came up with the concept for the video: “The main character wakes up upset and then just runs through the entire video. He’s trying to get somewhere quickly and ruining peoples day is along the way. The final destination is just getting to a bar for a beer. I told the concept to our friend Doug, who is a videographer, and then we ended up shooting the majority of it on the road on our last west coast tour.”

Fans of The Drowns have come to expect a few good laughs from their videos, but they truly may have outdone themselves with this one. From the ridiculous visual of the middle finger mask to the minor bouts of upsetting chaos the masked man causes throughout, you can tell the fellas had a blast making this one. And while at first glance the song may seem like an anthem of self-medication, Rev says it's actually about a much more positive outcome for the friend that inspired the song.

“I think at first listen, someone might assume it’s about recreational ketamine use. This song was actually inspired by a conversation I had with a very good friend of mine, who was able to be off of anti-depressants now for the first time in his adult life by successfully doing legal ketamine treatment. I was so blown away by his progress it inspired me to write the song,” says Rev.

As for the middle finger mask? Well…we’ll just let Rev explain that one too. “I was actually looking for a mask for Halloween a couple years ago and stumbled upon that. I saved the link to purchase it because I was like “oh, I’m definitely using this in the future for something.” It was just so hilarious that I couldn’t resist!”

Critics have been raving about the band’s new album for months now. New Noise Magazine said it’s “…a roaring blast of distorted guitars, rapid-fire drums, and brilliant sing-alongs that manage to be both giddy fun at one moment and surprisingly sincere the next.” Goldmine Magazine declares “No doubt the album’s sonic electricity should stick with you throughout the course of the year.”

The band will be touring across the United States in March supporting the new record! See tour dates below and let us know if you’d like to speak with the band or check out a show.


02/16/2024 - Seattle, WA - Clock Out Lounge (w/ NOi!SE)

03/01/2024 - Morro Bay, CA - The Siren (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

03/02/2024 - Palmdale, CA - Transplants Brewing (w/ AGENT ORANGE)

03/01/2024 - Morrow Bay, CA - The Siren

03/02/2024 - Palmdale, CA - Transplants Brewery

03/03/2024 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room

03/04/2024 - Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad

03/05/2024 - Denver, CO - Moe’s

03/06/2024 - Lincoln, NE - The Swamp

03/07/2024 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s

03/08/2024 - Detroit, MI - Sanctuary

03/09/2024 - Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo

03/11/2024 - Brooklyn, NY - Gold Sounds

03/13/2024 - Boston, MA - Deep Cuts

03/14/2024 - Portland, ME - Geno’s

03/15/2024 - Philadelphia, PA - American Legion Post 214

03/16/2024 - Baltimore, MD - Holy Frijoles

08/01/2024-08/04/2024 - Blackpool, UK - Rebellion Festival

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