NewsNovember 8, 2023 11:17 AM ET1,961 views

Drain drop live performance video for title track "Living Proof"

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Julian Berman

Official press release:

With their dynamic live shows and positive energy propelling them to peak underground popularity, Drain's sophomore record Living Proof is a testament to the hard work and heartfelt ethos at the center of their good-time psyche. Released via Epitaph earlier this Spring, the album has already surpassed 10 Million streams to date and received praise from Forbes, The FADER, Stereogum, Revolver, and more.

After hitting the road for a massive headlining tour with sold out shows in Europe, Japan, Australia and the US - including plays at Furnace Fest and Riot Fest - today the Santa Cruz trio share the music video for the title track of the record. Coined "a natural pit-starter" according to Loudwire, the video was shot on Super 8 film by Ryan and Alice Baxley during one of their rowdy tour dates. It captures the pure energy, chaos and unity infused into a legendary Drain show; a mic-grabbing, stage-diver's delight. Check it out below.

Frontman Sammy Ciaramitaro shared:

Living Proof" serves as a culmination of everything that the record stands for. As our closing statement to the album, I wanted something that would feel larger than life when it's sung by a whole crowd. I wanted to write something uplifting but honest and real, and I think that this was the vibe for the whole record, but especially for this track. I was envisioning the live show setting and the whole crowd screaming "HERE AND NOW...THIS IS LIVING PROOF" and getting chills thinking about how cool that would be. A room full of people yelling that this specific moment in time is proof that we are right where we are supposed to be in this world and in this life. So sick.

My favorite part of the video is actually the very ending. We thought it would be cool to fade the record out by slowing down the tape while we just ring some notes out, KISS style haha.  All the love and respect from us, I hope ya'll enjoy the video. YOU are living proof!

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