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Clean Living in Drug Apts

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Sacramento band Drug Apts is releasing their new album Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances next month. The LP is a jarring, unhinged collision of garage punk and weirdo art rock, full of screaming and swirling psychedelic feedback. It drops on March 23rd from Mt. St. Mtn records.

Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances album cover, courtesy of Drug Apts.

Drug Apts got their name from “those Mid-Century Modern complexes scattered throughout Sacramento, with rows of palm trees out front and mock English names like Dorchester Court or the Royal Arms. Common features include: concrete stairs, prison-style walkways with dudes looking in your window every five minutes, moms beating their kids next door and cop car lights reflecting off the pool,” according to the band.

The band will be touring in support of the album. Included in their tour line up are dates with Tiki Dreamers which is another project of Tristan Tozer and Michael Thiemann of Drug Apts. Dates are below.

Fri 3/1 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s w/ Coke
Thu 3/21 – Treefort Music Festival, Boise, ID
Fri 3/22 – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub w/ Nocturnal Habits
Sat 3/23 – Sacramento, CA – Red Museum w/ Tiki Dreamers, Nocturnal Habits, Dots
Sun 3/24 – Albany, CA – Ivy Room w/ Nocturnal Habits
Mon 3/25 – San Diego, CA – The Whistle Stop w/ Nocturnal Habits
Tue 3/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon w/ Nocturnal Habits
Wed 3/27 – Ventura, CA – The Tavern w/ Nocturnal Habits, Sweet Reaper
Fri 3/29 – Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon w/ Nocturnal Habits, Hod and the Helpers
Tue 4/23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows w/ Messthetics (ex. Fugazi)

Learn more about Drug Apts and listen to the album’s single “Straight Shooter” here.

Words: Katta Hules.

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