Rain City Drive Unveils New Single “Medicate Me” Featuring Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker

Rain City Drive Unveils New Single “Medicate Me” Featuring Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker

26th April 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Hailing from Palm Coast, FL – Rain City Drive are sharing their anthematic new track “Medicate Me” featuring Dayseeker’s lead vocalist Rory Rodriguez, on April 26 via Thriller Records. This single follows the band’s latest track “Frozen” which has been played over 600 times on SiriusXM Octane and racked up over 3 Million streams to date. “Frozen” was the band’s first release since sharing their deluxe version of Rain City Drive, featuring reimagined renditions of fan-favorite song’s “Cutting It Close,” “Blood Runs Cold” and “Talk To A Friend.”

“Medicate Me” binds together the perfect contrast between heavy-melodies and an electrifying pop sound. The chorus is doused in an addictive hook immersing fans in a powerful new era of Rain City Drive. Rodriguez’s vocals compliment McAndrew’s creating a unique dynamic and making for a truly sensational track.

“Medicate Me” is about chasing the high of a toxic relationship to escape boredom/complacency. Featuring Rory Rodriguez from Dayseeker, produced by Daniel Braunstein, and mixed by Zakk Cervini, it was a blast to bring this song to life with such talented people. This track is simultaneously one of our heaviest and most pop-leaning songs to date- a sneak peak into our ambitions and hard-hitting third album.” Says lead vocalist, Matt McAndrew and the new single

Rain City Drive is a powerhouse of a band that has amassed over 100M streams in the US, 150M streams worldwide, and over 900K monthly listeners on Spotify. The band took 2022 by storm, releasing their self-titled album that garnered recognition from having a number of songs in rotation on SiriusXM Octane including their single “Cutting It Close” landing #5 on Sirius Octane’s Big Uns. RCD racked in playlist placements including New Noise, All New Rock, The Core, Hard Rock, Pop Punk’s Not Dead, The Pit, Volume Maximo, and more.

The band has had extensive touring experience, playing festivals such as Louder Than Life, Swan Fest, and Aftershock and supporting Our Last Night on The Welcome Back Tour and a UK run with Dance Gavin Dance and Eidola. RCD has no intention of slowing down as they make their way through 2024 as they gear up for highly anticipated forthcoming releases.

Rain City Drive will be featured in two upcoming festivals, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple this May. Fans can catch the band on tour with Dayseeker and Silent Planet on the Dark Sun Worldwide tour this spring. The band is also set to it hit Europe and the UK this fall. tickets are now available.

Dark Sun Worldwide Tour:

4/29 — Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Riverworks +@
4/30 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
5/1 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection +@
5/5 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom
5/7 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s +@
5/8 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal
5/11 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City +@
5/12 — Little Rock, AR — Little Rock Music Hall
5/14 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater +@
5/15 — Oklahoma City, OK — Town Theatre
5/18 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom +@
5/19 — Bloomington, IL — Castle Theater +@
5/22 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
5/23 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre +@
5/24 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
5/25 — San Diego, CA — Soma *+@

%Dayseeker only
*Silent Planet
+Rain City Drive
&Ayron Jones

Festival Appearances:

May 10 – Welcome to Rockville
May 17 – Sonic Temple

European & United Kingdom Autumn Tour:

28 Nov — Munich, Germany — Backstage Halle
29 Nov — Oberhausen, Germany — Kulttempel
30 Nov — Hamburg, Germany — Gruenspan
01 Dec — Berlin, Germany — Hole 44
03 Dec — Paris, France — Trabendo
04 Dec — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Melkweg OZ
05 Dec — Antwerp, Belgium — Zappa
07 Dec — Birmingham, UK — O2 Institute
09 Dec — Glasgow, UK — SWG3
10 Dec — Manchester, UK — O2 Ritz
11 Dec — London, UK — O2 Forum Kentish Town
13 Dec — Dublin, Ireland — Button Factory

About Rain City Drive: Rain City Drive makes vibrant and dynamic alternative rock n’ roll, with strong roots in the post-hardcore subculture and unapologetically ambitious swings into contemporary pop. Described by Distorted Sound Magazine as “a melody machine” and in Metal Hammer as “a band you need to hear,” Rain City Drive builds a musical bridge between heavy riffs and soaring, intimate, earnest pop.

Armed with arena-ready anthems ready-made for long drives, workouts, intimate clubs, and massive festivals alike, the Florida-based group built a reputation as an engaging live act on tours with the likes of Dance Gavin Dance, Our Last Night, Set It Off, From Ashes To New, and Memphis May Fire.

Over 700,00 fans around the world listen to the band on Spotify each month. The songs “Talk to a Friend” and “Heavier,” from their 2020 album To Better Days, account for 100 million streams between them alone. “Cutting it Close” from their 2022 self-titled follow-up (released in a deluxe edition with bonus cuts in 2023) quickly cracked the Top 5 on SiriusXM radio’s Octane upon release.

Rain City Drive warps the boundaries between post-hardcore and aggressive melody, hearkening back to the adventurousness of pioneering heavy bands like Linkin Park or, even earlier, Queen.

Rain City Drive came together definitively in 2019. The story of the group’s formation is one of serendipity, creative synergy, brotherhood, and strength through perseverance against all obstacles.

Bassist Colin Vieira cut his teeth making records and touring in an earlier incarnation, one that collaborated with guests from like-minded acts like Pierce The Veil and Underoath. Guitarist Weston Richmond, drummer Zachary Baker, and guitarist Felipe Sanchez were next to join. Together they cracked the Billboard 200 and saw the world. Things changed decisively during a UK tour when they turned to a friend-of-a-friend as an emergency fill-in singer, and he became their new frontman.

Singer Matt McAndrew’s voice, charisma, and charm were exactly what Colin, Weston, Zachary, and Felipe needed to continue pursuing their dreams as artists and musicians. A finalist on NBC’s mega-popular reality competition show, The Voice, Matt was coached by none other than Adam Levine (of multiplatinum hitmakers Maroon 5) and became the seventh season’s runner-up.

McAndrew got on a plane from Los Angeles to the UK without fully knowing the band’s setlist. It was a gamble for all involved, but one that paid off in a big way. Their fateful coming together occurred in Manchester, aka “Rain City,” birthplace of The Buzzcocks, The Smiths, Joy Division, and Oasis.

They christened themselves Rain City Drive, in tribute to their debut performance.

To Better Days, an album full of songs about relationships, reflection, and Hope, captured the group’s newfound attitude much the same as their new moniker—an endless drive to find the light in the darkness. On the adventurous Rain City Drive and beyond, the group’s spirit of resilience connects with fans old and new, resonating deeply with all who struggle and find the will to push forward.

“The self-titled record sees them head in a more melody-driven direction,” wrote Metal Hammer. “Fusing slick pop sensibilities with searing metal to create a sound ready to blow the roof off arenas.”

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