Dark, introspective, insomnia-inspired songs for fans of bands such as Massive Attack, Digital Daggers, Depeche Mode and Crosses. Drownbeat's sound is strongly anchored in moody electronic music; however, the frequent use of live instruments expands the sound beyond the realm of simple electronica, which reveals layers of subtler influences, such as Slowdive, Porcupine Tree, The The, Zero-7, and at times, Dark Side of the Moon-era Pink Floyd. Drownbeat released 3 full-length albums and several stand-alone singles, all of which are available HERE.
From its inception, The End and the Beginning was meant to be the most hopeful and acoustic-sounding Drownbeat album yet, and that is exactly what it has become. Unlike the first two Drownbeat releases (which utilized many different songwriters and vocalists), The End and the Beginning was written by only two people: Dan Milligan and Bill Acuña of Chicago’s Despotic Hall of Fame. In addition, the lengthy list of performers was replaced with a small group of musicians, giving it a much more intimate and band-like feeling than the first two albums. And while it’s not necessarily a “concept album” in the traditional sense, the songs on the album are very tightly bound together with a common theme. The result is Drownbeat’s most consistent musical offering to date.
Originally inspired by the 2017 Women's March in Washington DC, There Is Light was completed shortly after the recent events in Charlottesville. We are very proud of this song and everything it stands for...which is why we are giving it away for FREE!