Live Record: Hustle and Drone

Catch Hustle and Drone at the release show for this album on 3/8 at Mississippi Studios! They’ll also be joined by Portland greats And And And, and No Lala! Grab Tickets here.


Now this was one party we won’t soon forget. Hustle and Drone transported us to some cyber-pop planet with their performance at the Banana Stand, complete with fervent energy, brand new songs, and a light show that was a new experience for the Banana Stand altogether. 




Opening tunes like “Fame” and “Husband” began the show with high energy and infectious hooks as choruses dove into heavy synthesizers and rattling basslines that drove more intensity into each song. 


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And while Hustle and Drone’s music is largely riddled with drum machine beats, samples, and synthesized keyboard progressions, the band’s performance remained very organic and focused on their soulful delivery. It was amazing to see each band member handle multiple instruments and effects, all while howling out lyrics and dancing along with the crowd. 


Ryan in particular seemed to become more and more animated with each new progression, or with each new chorus that he sang. It was stunning to see him balancing multiple keyboards and effects all while embodying the music as a frontman and singer.


We’ll definitely come back to this record again and again when we need a boost of energy or some uplifting jams for a big night out. Check it out! And be sure to catch Hustle and Drone this Wednesday (3/8) at Mississippi Studios!


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– Austen


“Lonely Times” was recorded before a live audience May 28th, 2016 at Banana Stand in Portland, OR and features Hustle and Drone. The video features footage from camera operators Michael McInerney, Darren Hartman, Tyler Bertram, and Nick Gattman, was directed by Michael McInerney, and edited by Sam Smith. Audio for this video recorded by Adam Harney and mixed and mastered by Edgar McRae. Cover art for this release was designed by Dane Brist and feature photography from Michael Reiersgaard.

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