SongVault Artist Profile
Pennsylvania, United States
Rock & Roll / Indie Rock
On the heels of their successful debut “Beaver” and their recent live DvD “Gleasons Drift
and Friends”, 2007 finds Gleasons Drift with the release of their second full length,“Nickel Rocket”. Nickel Rocket continues with the sound that has defined Gleasons Drift since their inception in 2002: loose, lean, spontaneous and genuine. Recorded at Saturation Acres in Danville, Pa by Bret Alexander and Paul Smith (badlees, Breaking Benjamin) “Nickel Rocket” captures the sound that the band has honed live on the road for the past 5 years; tight changes, smart melodies,lyrics that tell the story of the human condition and a vintage sound that equally
references Chuck Berry, Hank Williams, the Replacements, and the Meat Puppets while still extending the tradition of real American Rock and Roll. An original and welcome release from a group of post-punk x-men more intent on integrity and song craft than commercial flair.