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The City Drive
Always Moving Never Stopping
We The People Records

Taking the name of a band literally is probably not what most bands are expecting. With names out there like: The Bank Robbers, Funeral For A Friend, and even the crazy punk band The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, most listeners would simply chalk up a name to "something they came up with".

However, in the case of The City Drive, I decided to take their name for its actual translation. I popped in their debut release Always Moving Never Stopping and took a drive around the city. It was a beautiful sunny day and this was the perfect soundtrack. So what can be said about this new band just released off of one of the great indie labels, We The People Records? Well, from the first second of their first song "Defeated" I feel like I'm hearing Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin. Or perhaps it's just the powerful piano presence that you get right away. Maybe Jack's Mannequin was one of their influences, or possibly it was some of The Starting Line with a little bit of New Found Glory. No matter where they draw their influence, these guys have got something going for them. Not only can you check out their debut release, but you can hear some of their songs featured in a couple major motion pictures: Yours, Mine & Ours and American Pie: Band Camp.

They went to "Band Camp" and they also performed at this year's "Rock and Roll Camp" a.k.a. Warped Tour for the first time. And I have no doubt that they will be invited to next year's tour. This pop-punk band is going to make you glad you have a car and an awesome stereo. Because with their infectious melodies, memorable hooks, and relatable lyrics The City Drive is a band you'll want to know. Trust me.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Defeated
2. Runner
3. Bring Me Everything
4. Saints
5. Nightfalling
6. Overready
7. Light Years
8. Over And Done
9. Give Up Love
10. Chasing You
11. West Coast Wind
12. Bumblebee

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