San Diego XIII

by This Drama

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All artistic manifestation, all social response, has its trigger, its condition, its motive, its reason for being and lasting. This Drama isn't an exception. This Drama is forged with a sense of urgency, immediacy...incubated and neutered with losers pride, with excess, with irony, hate and needs. Tired of the general attitude of the industry, of routine in rock and the pathetic passion for the mainstream, This Drama decided to make a clean break from effects and technical obsession in favor of emotions, intensity, the live show, of freshness...of music. Punk, rock 'n roll, whatever-core...name it any way you want. This is music at its purest...and with no makeup. "When we started the band, we spent the first year trying to find a direction far removed from our previous projects and the tired, boring, mainstream wannabe spanish music scene. The music flowed and after play-shows-to-death touring we finally found ourselves in our comfortable own way and excited with the evolution of our musical direction. It was a rebirth" says vocalist Asdrubal Marichal. "San Diego XIII is the name of the street where everything happens for us, where we rehearse, where the band was born and raised. The album embodies our musical direction perfectly, our inspiration (Southern California) and our influences...rising somewhere between our passion for the rage of the 80s American punk rock scene, our respect for the germ of 70s UK punk and our love for the worldwide underground music movement." The result: San Diego XIII is hot as f*ck.

"Spanish rockers This Drama blend the sounds of predecessors Tokyo Sex Destruction, add in more Fugazi influenced chords, and takes rhythm and tempo cues from skate punk acts like JFA and Los Olvidados to come up with their signature style of raucous rock. Lead single 'She Had a Knife' is an incredible track that injects new life into a long-suffering genre. 'Panic Attack' and the instrumental 'Fish Taco' are simply stellar cuts. San Diego XIII is likely to start fanatical devotion." - Verbicide

"Prepare your senses for some seriously angular guitar work that surprises you around each corner, and lots of high-energy vocal lines courtesy of Asdrubal Marichal, and if you pay close enough attention hints of some of the more explosive work by experimental post-hardcore pioneers Fugazi. They play a vibrant, frantic style of tropical punk not much unlike that spearheaded by Cactus's, with a pinch of urgency from The Bronx, and a good deal of intensity that's almost certainly inspired by seminal post-punk thrashers Fucked Up. Lots of songs cruise by with a distinct Spanish/So-Cal vibe cocktail, inspiring thoughts of sandy beaches, palm trees and cocktails materializing in the midst of a Bear Vs Shark show. Listen and you'll know exactly what I mean. Absolutely worth checking out. Urgency and intensity by the boatload." - RockFreaks

"San Diego XIII is a great punk rock record a la Riverboat Gamblers or The Bronx, poppy enough to sing along with but with the driving irresistible force of a fat lady rushing at a buffet line. This Drama definitely makes a statement about their intentions to fucking rock on this debut, which is as energetic a presentation of angst-ey, danc-ey awesomeness as anything released by their contemporaries in recent memory. With the shortest track clocking in at 53 seconds and the longest at seven minutes, San Diego XIII delivers its medicine in small doses as well as in epic curative cocktails of meaty guitar riffs and catchy vocals with even a few handclaps thrown in for good measure. Overall, this 'social response' stands out as a great example of what can happen halfway around the world (the band resides in the Canary Islands, Spain) when a group of guys get together and is triggered by a mutual love of an American-refined genre of music." - Reax Music

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released September 7, 2009

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Track Name: Six Pack
allright. i see you old. i see you lost. sixty years are not enough. oh, this is serious. yes, this is serious. the things you teach me. rock bands, they killed my love. call me hollywood. you sold it all. you drank it all. empty cans behind the door. tonight is my day. yes, this is my way. the things you teach me. rock bands, they killed my love. mr. hollywood. six pack. the things you teach me. rock bands, they killed my love. mr. hollywood. six pack
Track Name: She Had A Knife!
run, run, run. love is too late bring me back tonight. hey hey babe i gotta go now, oh. i gotta go, now i gotta go. i'm really scared yeah i really care. the way you go when you dont understand. i gotta go, now i gotta go. 'cause you... the city is burning tonight. hey, hey, hey. yeah it's over. was your last dance. now i gotta go, gotta gotta go. so it's over was your last song. now i gotta go, gotta gotta go. yeah, and i'm still there when you get up. 'cause you... the city is burning tonight. run, run, run
Track Name: Panic Attack
who is the liar. who is the liar, liar. something clear. anything. way out. please sell me a way out. dress code. i said dress code. dress code. who is the liar. who is the liar, liar. something clear. anything. way out. please sell me a way out. so hard to carry on. the time you turned me on. so this is, this is, this is. that fucking sound in the air. repeat the words that you said. you turn me on. you turn me on, yeah. the psycho. dress code. i said dress code. dress code. dress code. i said dress code. i said radio. dress code. that fucking sound in the air. you turn me on
Track Name: Hungry Eyes
allright. here we come now. better now. the time is gone so. yeah you. cause you know. know what i'm looking for so. give me your eyes. eyes. you don't need them. it's easy to start. start now. i heard it. feed me with trust. trust me, i'm getting old. cause you know. i'm going wrong. and you can't break me down. i'm going stronger, i'm going stronger. yeah you can't break me down. i'm going stronger, i'm going stronger
Track Name: Fish Taco
instrumental
Track Name: Car Crazy, Speed Crazy
another demo, another show. more clubs to go. fast songs for the teenage kids. let's come back tonight. the fun is gone. so give me water. and give me yield. i don't think so. i don't care. that's all aboutäthe shit. los angeles will be you a chance. to demonstrate. to drink the blood. to hit the streets. to buy your brand new memories. another demo, another show. more clubs to go. fast songs for the teenage kids. let's come back tonight. the fun is gone
Track Name: Monoloco Hot Pussy
another dying sun. another smoke filled room. another glass of wine. no, don't bring me home. longer night. longer dose. friends i never knew. another escape plan. another plastic moon. another cigarette. try it. forgive me. do it. forgive me now. i want to be there to tell you how. no, don't bring me home. longer night. longer dose. friends i never knew. friends i tried to lose. and now you know. i promised. i gave you all. but now i walk alone, alone. what you dream. what you feel. oh please you let me know. dial. how you fall. how you live. in circles yeah i know. dial. then believe. drown the noises. days move slow. dial. so please let me down
Track Name: Strictly Dishonorable
let's fucking go. nothing to dream about. nothing to feel. just believe yeah. born in a tree house. die in your tree house. no one to trust. to keep you alive. feed them with my ashes. now and then. kill me now. burn the sun. let's go. the lies you sold to me. the lies i keep. just believe yeah. born in a tree house. die in your tree house. no one to trust. to keep you alive. feed them with my ashes. now and then. kill me now. burn the sun
Track Name: Born To Expire
two, three, four. red code, red code. we are watching you. red code. way out. please, a way out. your brotherhood. red code. too many questions. red code. losing the edge. red code. black sheep, black sheep. red code, red code. indecisions. red code. you can save me. yes, you can save me. your brotherhood. red code. too many questions. red code. losing the edge. red code. black sheep, black sheep. no more chances, yeah. no more fucking chances. so tired and lost. the life vest is under. the seat...again. just leave it there. just leave it there. born to expire, yeah. born to. just to expire. no corrections, no again. no more tears. cause i will never need. your fucking emptinees
Track Name: Tiger Meets Lion
take me home. time to fear. time to let go. not to ride on. not to talk of. time to swear. time to sell all. i tried to give up. and then fall to pieces. then fall to pieces. your side of the road. which is your side of the road. this is..., this is 'cause... so is this for real. she said not for the causes. not for the causes. so is this for real?