The FADER.com: “The band Drug Rug out of Cambridge, Massachusetts with a self-titled album coming in September on Black and Greene kind of sound like a dirty, shredded baja sweater, so we congratulate them on their self-awareness and funky jams and we present you with this song called “Day I Die.”
URB: Their 60s influenced, easy going sound contrasts well with rugged love ballad lyrics and keep listeners in head-bobbing, foot tapping heaven.
AMERICAN SONGWRITER: “Drug Rug plays a mightily banged-up mix of blues, rock and country that, in spite of itself, manages to be insanely catchy and full of perk….the Rug spits venom and sugar into their eponymous debut with gleeful disregard for convention.”
PRODUCT SHOP NYC.COM: Drug Rug sounds like a sunny AM radio folk revival but their lyrics are dark and sung with a modern blasé for love and youth.
Drug Rug formed in 2006 as an alternative rock/country project between couple Tommy Allen and Sarah Cronin. Their eponymous debut garnered tremendous critical praise receiving 4 & 5 star reviews in Fader and Bust, and features in Spin, and The New Yorker. Since it’s release the band has toured with the likes of The Fiery Furnaces, Los Campesinos & The Long Blondes.
With their revolving door tendency for backing-band musicians; Drug Rug’s live shows and recordings often feature exciting guests from members of Tulsa, Apollo Sunshine, The Dead Trees and others.
2009 Will bring about an EP titled The Kitchen Tapes and full length sophomore album this Summer.
2009 WINTER TOUR
Feb 11 / Raleigh, North Carolina at The Pour House w/Dr. Dog
Feb 12 / Asheville!, North Carolina at Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall w/Dr.Dog
Feb 13 / Athens, Georgia at Tasty World w/Dr.Dog
Feb 14 / Nashville, Tennessee at Mercy Lounge w/ Dr.Dog
Feb 17 / New Orleans, Louisiana One Eyed Jacks w/Dr.Dog
Feb 18 / Tallahassee, Florida Florida State University w/Dr. Dog
Feb 19 / Ybor City, Florida at Crowbar w/Dr.Dog
Feb 20 / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Culture Room w/Dr.Dog
Feb 21 / Orlando, Florida The Social w/Dr. Dog
Feb 22 / St. Augustine, Florida Cafe 11 w/Dr.Dog
Feb 22 / Charlottesville, Virginia Gravity Lounge w/ Dr.Dog
Feb 25 / Washington, DC at DC9
Feb 26 / New York, NY at The Mercury Lounge
Feb 27 / Boston, MA at The Paradise Rock Club