Photo by Ryan Mulvey

We’ve been following the Ocean Side indie rockers, the Drowning Men for quite some time now and I can honestly say, they are one of the best indie acts to come out of San Diego. Not only do these guys boast some powerful tunes that will get your body moving to their melodic rock symphonies of radness, but these guys have a unique style and edge to their own. With practically each members’ limbs painted with bad boy tattoos, the Drowning Men exude a very cool radiance boasting all things rock ‘n roll, skateboarding and coastal Southern California lifestyle.

In February of 2010 we caught them at Bar Pink in San Diego and shortly after that they headlined one of our showcases at Spaceland (now the Satellite). Since then, the men have been touring and playing festivals such as the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle. 2011 has been a momentous year for the Drowning Men as they just completed the Green 17 Tour with Flogging Molly and now have been asked to support both the Airborne Toxic Event and Alkaline Trio’s upcoming tours. Not to mention they’re sponsored by Brixton (the raddest hats ever) and their song “Disorder Here We Come” was used in Nathan Apffel’s 2007 surf film “This is Home.” Pretty fuckin’ rad I’d say.

The Drowning Men are coming back to Los Angeles on Thursday, June 23 with a 9 p.m. show at the Bootleg Bar with War Tapes, Dead Sara, and Last American Buffalo. We have some tickets to give away to their show! Email us here for a chance to win tickets!

Check out our video interview below with the Drowning Men after their set at the Fox Theater Pomona!



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Videography by Ryan Mulvey

Words and Interview by Sandra Burciaga