THE DRAMA STATE
Premiere “Pool House Envy” Music Video
Ft. AJ Perdomo [ex-Dangerous Summer]
Gas City, Indiana – September 21, 2015 – Self proclaimed “millennial rockers” The Drama State are gearing up to make a name for themselves with their upcoming sophomore full-length album. The Midwest quintet pressed ‘The Quiet Life’ – a 3-song summer sampler – which they shared with fans along the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. Today The Drama State are excited to share the official music video for their standout track from the sampler, “Pool House Envy,” which features AJ Perdomo (ex-The Dangerous Summer). “Pool House Envy” was inspired by something everyone experiences – “their first love,” says vocalist Ryan Diskey. The video holds special meaning to the band, taking place at the local Drive-In, with guitarist/vocalist Ronnie Ish sharing,
“We filmed in the town I grew up in, Coldwater, MI. When discussing the storyline, we wanted to shoot at a location where love is found and memories are made. For me growing up, it was at The Capri Drive-In. (I probably fell in love there 39 times from age 8-18, and was dumped by all… by the end of the movie.) I spent so many weekends staying up late and getting lost in those screens. Movies are the ultimate escape from reality, and you share the feelings with the one(s) you’re with. In the video, it focuses on the couple as if they’re the only two watching, lost in each other and the movie, like most couples are. In this case, they wanted to end their relationship exactly where it began; the drive-in. The storyline is playful, romantic, mysterious, and in my opinion magical.”
The Midwest quintet has honed their distinct style of upbeat millennial rock with catchy hooks and infectious energy. The band, consisting of Ryan Diskey, Ronnie Ish, Ramsey Hall, Mike Babb, and Eric Hewitt, channels local experiences to craft a sound that is both nostalgic and fresh. The Drama State strives to create music that is classic – music that defines rather than transcends.
The band officially formed in June of 2012, just two months before their debut full length album Stories was delivered to the iTunes store. Their name arose from universal small town politics, specifically from the relatable perils of local gossip. Emerging from former projects with a collective sense of direction and purpose, The Drama State set out to write and record an album despite the seemingly mundane challenges most bands meet and contend with along the way. Since their formation, the band has released their full length album “Stories” in addition to successfully touring across the country numerous times and holding a presence on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. In 2015, they pressed “The Quiet Life” EP – a 3 song summer sampler that was promoted on the ’15 Vans Warped Tour. The band is currently working on their sophomore full-length release with no intention of slowing down or letting up. They are ready to bring their engaging ‘head held high’ vibe to even more people across the globe.