Drowningman
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Dont Push Us When Were Hot
10/11/2005

Learn To Let It Go
8/24/2004

Drowningman Still Loves You
7/24/2001
 
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Don't Push Us While We're Drowning
March 21, 2005
Drowningman[/b] have now signed with Thorp Records and will release their new album Don't Push Us When We're Hot through the label in August. Drowningman front man Simon Brody had the following to say about the signing:

We have finally amassed an arsenal of new anthems for the emotionally challenged. Although scared of police, lawyers, record contracts and people that wear sweat pants in public, we have decided that according to the "dude code," Andy and the folks at Thorp Records were the people to bring you our upcoming full-length "Don't Push Us When We're Hot[b]".
 
 
 
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Two Tracks From Drowningman's New Album Are Released
June 8, 2004
Two tracks from Drowningman's upcoming unreleased and rarities album Learn To Let It Go have made their way online for listening. The track "Static Mouth" has been posted online by Lambgoat.com and can be downloaded here. In addition, the track "Kiss The Canvas" has been posted online for download here. Learn To Let It Go is set to hit stores later this summer through Law Of Inertia.
 
 
 
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Drowningman Confirm Reunion
May 21, 2004
Drowningman have confirmed the rumor that they would be reuniting. Frontman Simon Brody released the following statement on the matter:

Apparently the cat is out of the bag. We had planned on waiting a bit longer, launching the new website, and taking care of a few outstanding obligations. But, yes, it's true Drowningman is back.

Drowningman was started in late 1996 by Denny Donovan and myself (Simon Brody). When Denny left due to personal reasons several years later we made a difficult decision to soldier on.

After that Drowningman changed in a lot of ways, I think that's apparent to fans of the band when comparing our Hydra Head material to later stuff. Denny and I started working together again in San Francisco in a band called The Scheme which unfortunately fell apart. Having moved out to the west coast specifically to play in The Scheme, the aftermath was a difficult time for Denny and I, anyone that's lived in the bay area knows it's not cheap, so yeah things got a bit disastrous for us at points, but the good news is that Denny and I playing together again felt right and we knew that in some way we had to find a situation where it could work.

Well we finally have. The turbulent times of the Drowningman and Scheme breakups are behind us. The insanity of the past several years is gone and we're eager to approach this with clearer heads and something to prove.

This is not something we would even consider doing if we thought the results would be less than spectacular. A website will be launched in the coming weeks, at which point you'll be introduced to the new guys in the band. A record of demos spanning our career will be released this summer through our good friends at Law of Inertia Records entitled "Learn to Let It Go" live performances will be announced shortly as well. Yes, we will still play old songs but in terms of newer material, were working on some next level type shit. If you want to hear us rehash our "metal emo" past it won't happen, there's plenty of bands out there doing that, if that's what you're still into...

PS. outstanding merch orders will be honored, please email borntobreakeven@hotmail.com if your address has changed. you'll also be receiving complimentary copies of "Learn to Let It Go" when it is released to make up for the year long delay..."
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1996

Vermont's Drowningman has been noted by many as a mid-90's conspirator in a mutation of hardcore, the mixing of metal, hardcore, indie-rock and noise elements breeding many descriptors and definitions, most including the words "chaotic," "spastic," or clever pigeon holes such as "screamo." Formed by Denny Donovan and Simon Brody after several years of discussion and Brody's return from college in Boston in 1996, Drowningman saw their first EP "weighted and weighed down" released by Boston's Hydrahead Records. The next year saw Drowningman touring the Northeast extensively with bands that began to define a new sound associated with the Hydrahead label in the company of Cave In, Isis, Converge, Cable, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch. By 1998 Drowningman released it's first full-length on Hydrahead "Busy Signal at the Suicide Hotline," followed the next year by their split with The Dillinger Escape Plan also courtesy of Hydrahead Records. By later in 1999 Drowningman had been enticed to move to California's Revelation Records for the release of "How They Light Cigarettes in Prison," which showed Drowningman establishing their own unique sound. Extensive touring followed with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw and Earth Crisis and the release in late 2000 of "Rock and Roll Killing Machine." Both the EP and LP were received with heavy critical appraise and extensive college radio airplay, RNRKM went on to be rated one of "Terrorizer" magazine's Top Ten albums on the year and charted highly on CMJ's Loud Rock charts. 2001 saw lots of festival appearances and more touring with Darkest Hour and Thursday and the release of "...Still Loves You" on Equal Vision records. By 2002, after some member changes, a new brief line-up was assembled and Drowningman did a US tour with Vaux, summer dates with Dillinger Escape Plan, Nora and a final appearance at Krazyfest. Unfortunately, the extensive touring and "rock and roll life-style" had taken it's toll on Simon Brody, who had begun to lose interest in the rotating line-ups and decided to rejoin with Denny Donovan who had left the band the year before their move to Revelation Records. Drowningman broke up and the two moved to the Bay Area of California to start a short-lived band called The Scheme which featured ex-members of Lifetime, Jets to Brazil and Redemption 87. By 2003 both Brody and Donovan pursued outside interests: Brody graduate school, Donovan solo musical endeavors. Early 2004 found Donovan and Brody on the same coast and feeling the lingering pull of unfinished business. Recruiting ex-members of past local compatriots from bands Non Compos and Perfect Salesman, the Killing Machine was reassembled. The remainder of 2004, Drowningman toured regionally playing shows with The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Bronx along with a triumphant return headlining the Hot Topic stage at Hellfest. A September 2004 release courtesy of Law of Inertia, "Learn to Let it Go" featured mostly unreleased or very rare demos spanning 1996- 2003. After the departure of Denny Donovan(for the 4th time), early 2005 saw the band writing and demoing material in addition to playing more regional shows with the likes of The Red Chord and Silent Drive, along with a tour of the US with The Minor Times. Fall 2005 will see the band releasing a brand new LP "Don't Push Us When We're Hot" via Thorp Records.