Southern California Grunge-Punk revivalists Dronen are an example of a cash strapped monster of rock lying in the weeds on a massive catalogue of instant classics ready to unsheathe its fiery collection of sharpened chords, and drive them deep into the heart of a fractured music machine.
That sort of shock to the industry happened once when Nirvana proved to be a crossover mammoth, so it would be fitting for an outfit like Dronen, who honed their craft for the sculpting the ear-worm ragetune, while consuming a strict diet of Cobain and company, Smashing Pumpkins, and possibly even a few mix CDs infused with Radiohead.
With the pop sensibilities of the best Pop-Rock songsmiths of the 90s and frontman Daniel Olivas’ versatile vocals that range from subdued and soothing to a shredded take on those of Craig Nicholls (The Vines), Dronen brings us “Lights Out”, the lead single to the outfit’s forthcoming 284 Days EP, which is scheduled to drop in February.
“I wrote this song entirely in my head while sitting in a car,” Olivas said via press release. “I couldn’t wait to get home and figure out the chords! We’ve always loved the raw energy of playing ‘Lights Out’ live, and I really think we captured a lot of that energy in the recording, which isn’t always easy.”
Stream “Lights Out” below and stay tuned for more on Dronen.