(August 4th, 2022) Just two months shy of a year since their sophomore studio album Girlfriend, alt-pop band THE DRIVER ERA announces their third album, Summer Mixtape, out everywhere on September 16th. Featuring 11 brand new tracks – including the Rolling Stone-approved dance track “Keep Moving Forward” (feat. Nikka Costa) and the nostalgic summer single “Malibu,” Summer Mixtape is currently available for pre-order on limited edition white vinyl, cassette, and CD formats. To pre-order, please visit www.thedriverera.com.
To celebrate this milestone, The Driver Era have also released the “Malibu” official music video, shot and edited by director Tate Warner. The video follows Ross and Rocky on the California coast reminiscing about summer love. ‘Malibu’ is about reminiscing on experiences in the best locations,” the band stated. “It’s about getting away. It’s the spontaneous trip you take with someone — maybe you knew them before, or maybe you’re meeting them for the first time.”
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Since the release of their 2021 sophomore album GIRLFRIEND, it’s lead single “Heaven Angel” and follow-up tracks “#1 Fan” and “Leave Me Feeling Confident,” the band has received support from the likes of Notion (“[GIRLFRIEND] features some of the Lynch brothers’ most ambitious (and musically advanced) sonic creations to date”), Clash (“The Driver Era’s vast alt-rock sound, with an endearing soulful groove leading the harmony, making for a truly heartfelt vocal performance”), L’Officiel (“With their upcoming album they’re pushing boundaries and their own talents”), Paper, Dork, Interview Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and more. And in just over 4 years since their debut single “Preacher Man,” the band has reached over 300 million streams and 29 million combined social media followers.
After a successful run of sold out US shows in 2021 and Latin America shows earlier this year, the band is currently on their 2022 Summer Tour, hitting 24 cities across the United States and Canada. Following, the guys will continue their GIRLFRIEND WORLD TOUR, playing shows in Japan, Australia & New Zealand, and Europe & The UK for the first time ever as The Driver Era. For tickets and VIP packages, please visit www.thedriverera.com.
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About The Driver Era:
For The Driver Era, music can’t – and shouldn’t – be forced. The band, formed by brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch in 2018 while on tour with their former group R5, aims to embrace the present moment, creating songs that reflect each experience and feeling as it comes. It’s a philosophy that pervades all of the duo’s releases, from their debut single “Preacher Man” to their 2019 album X to their latest effort, Girlfriend. The music showcases a variety of influences, like INXS, Bruce Springsteen and Prince, and the album features a diverse array of styles, notably pulling on the musicians’ love of hip-hop producers like Pharrell and will.i.am. It’s an album connected by its creators, rather than an overall theme, and it contains only a handful of the massive amount of songs the pair has written recently.
The Driver Era’s fanbase has grown since their inception, encompassing both longtime fans of R5 and new listeners. The band has accumulated over 300 million streams, with over 29 million global followers on social media. The Driver Era has sold out shows all over the world, from Asia to the U.S. to Europe and South America. In R5, toured extensively and spent hours in the studio, skills they’re now able to apply to The Driver Era. Ross is also an acclaimed actor and notably starred in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and biopic film My Friend Dahmer, after spending five years playing Austin Moon on the popular Disney Channel Original Series, Austin & Ally. Girlfriend brings all these years of work together and reveals a band ready to step out into their next chapter. With the new single “Malibu,” the heavily-anticipated Summer Mixtape, as well as their current world tour, The Driver Era are set for an exciting year ahead.
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