The city of Santa Cruz, CA is known for its boardwalk, hippie university, and The Lost Boys movie, drawing tourists and students from all over the globe, driving up the cost of living and pushing out long-lived independent businesses. Within Santa Cruz locals lies a distinct resentment, an attitude that one only gains when being pushed to the margins within their own world.
DRAIN is the musical manifestation of this resentment and frustration. The same feelings that have been expressed over the decades by local legends BL'AST! and later GOOD RIDDANCE. As the new blood of Santa Cruz hardcore punk, DRAIN has a fiery, metal-tinged thrashing hardcore sound that is best experienced in the live setting. Their shows are a sight to behold as over a thousand slammers realized at Sound And Fury 2019, as stage dives and hard mosh met pool party during the full duration of the set.