New Jersey Rockers Dramarama Releasing First LP in 15 Years on 5/1; Stream ‘Up to Here’


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Dramarama scored one of the longest-running rock radio hits with 1985’s “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You),” a tune that still racks up significant airplay to this day.

On May 1, the band will release a new album titled COLOR TV, the band’s first release since 2005. The album was previewed on Friday with an engaging new song titled “Up to Here,” which you can stream below:

The album features songs Dramarama lead singer/songwriter John Easdale penned over two decades.

“We’re still here after all these years,” he said in a statement. “Three of us graduated high school together, the others have been with us almost 25 years. We have a lot of shared history. It’s hard to separate our personal lives from the music. I hope people enjoy it. We’re very proud to have our place.”

The LP features two covers, per a press release:

The record jumps from the hyper-charged rock n’ roll swing of ‘What’s Your Sign,’ to the nostalgia-dipped fifties daydream of ‘Hold Me Tight.’ The album also upholds a longstanding band tradition of covers, with the Bob Dylan rarity “Abandoned Love” and Elliot Smith’s “Half Right.”

And here’s the track listing for the record:

  1.  Beneath The Zenith
  2.  Up To Here
  3.  The Cassette
  4.  Swamp Song
  5.  It’s Only Money
  6.  Abandoned Love
  7.  What’s Your Sign
  8.  Everyday
  9.  Hold Me Tight
  10. The Only Thing (Stupid/Brilliant)
  11. You, You, You
  12. Half Right


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