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"Rockin 101"

January 1, 2006



BEST OF 2005 (BANDS)

Perfect Enemy "Where I Belong"

10. Annex "More Than A Man"

9. Gingerjake "Get It Get Off"

8. Tracey Blake Project "9 Lives"

7. Far From Falling "A Feral Affair"

6. No Pride "In Vein"

5. Dayfeed "A Better Way"

4. American Head Charge "Loyalty"

3. Drift Effect "Static Truth"

2. Skywynd "Sunny Day Believer"

Quietdrive "Rise From The Ashes"

1. Strange Daze "Beautiful"

Slow Children "Bled Thru" - Backtrax

Black Flood Diesel "Trained Professional" - www.rockin101.com


"Drift Effect top unsigned National Band"

Drift Effect chosen as one of the top 100 unsigned bands of 2005. - XM Satellite Radio


"Vans Warped tour 2006"

Drift Effect was chosen to play the 2006 Vans Warped tour. They played with the following bands:

18 VISIONS
AFI
AIDEN
AGAINST ME!
ALEXISONFIRE
AMBER PACIFIC
ANTI FLAG
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
ASG
BILLY TALENT
BOUNCING SOULS
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
BUZZCOCKS
DIE HUNNS
DOWN TO EARTH APPROACH
DROPPING DAYLIGHT
EIGHT FINGERS DOWN (BBQ Band)
EMANUEL
EMERY
EVERY TIME I DIE
FLASHLIGHT BROWN
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
FROM FIRST TO LAST
GATSBYS AMERICAN DREAM
GREELEY ESTATES
GYM CLASS HEROES
HELLOGOODBYE
HELMET
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS
LESS THAN JAKE
MONEEN
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
MUTE MATH
NOFX
OVER IT
PARAMORE
PISTOLITA
PLAIN WHITE T'S
PROTEST THE HERO
RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS
REGGIE & THE FULL EFFECT
RISE AGAINST
RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS
SAOSIN
SAY ANYTHING
SAVES THE DAY
SENSES FAIL
SILVERSTEIN
STATE RADIO
STRETCH ARM STRONG
THE ACADEMY IS...
THE BLED
THE CASUALTIES
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
THE FULLY DOWN
THE GERMS
THE LIVING END
THE PINK SPIDERS
THE SOUNDS
THE SUNSTREAK (BBQ Band)
THURSDAY
UNDEROATH
VALIENT THORR
VOLTERA - Vans


"Decoy Music"


"Be Something is quite an impressive upstart release. So strong in fact that it’s a highly probable destiny that the majors quickly take notice." - decoymusic.com


"Hardrock Haven"

"While being formulaic is the way to get noticed these days, it’s nice to see a band just write from the soul." - hardrockhaven.net


"St. Cloud Times"

"Drift Effect has a plan, a mission and a polished sound and it’s likely that they’ll see musical success." - St. Cloud Times


"Ecromper.com"


"These guys have a very unique sound and really want their music to stand for something." - Ecromper.com


"Evilneedles"


"This album shows signs of promise within the genre; and you gotta remember, this is an underground band just starting out. They'll grow with experience, enjoy them now before the major labels get to them." - Evilneedles.com


"Metalcore fanzine"

“The singer is fantastic and he sings with a ton of emotion and he really gets into the lyrics” - Metalcore fanzine


"Skylinepress"


“…with intelligent lyrics and talented vocals with a range of guitar emotions, there is no way you won't like this album if your fancy is alt rock. - Skylinepress.net


Discography

The Center--2008
Drift Effect LIVE HD DVD--2007
Be Something--2007
Drift Effect EP--2005

Songs from the 2007 reelease, Be Something are currently streaming on www.myspace.com/drifteffect. In addition, Be Something is being played on over 300 stations around the United States, Canada, and Europe.

"the Center" will be released in April of 2008.

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In a Music world consumed by instant gratification and one hit wonders Drift Effect has spent the last 2 and a half years doing their best to break the mold by writing music from the soul, music that stands for something. The band is made up of five men, frustrated with the state of affairs in a not so friendly age they will stop at nothing to tell their stories, stories that every person can relate to. With dueling guitars, impassioned vocals, and a steady rhythm section they have accomplished and perfected a sound that, while undeniably influenced by a number of fantastic musicians, stands on its own. A sound that hits you from many different angles; it punches you in the face with pure aggression then takes you for a ride filled with imagery and emotion and suddenly you are brought back to earth begging for more.
It didn’t take long for people to take notice. On the strength of their self-titled EP, XM Satellite radio picked them as one of America’s top 100 unsigned bands. And after less than a year of consistent gigging they were chosen to play Warped Tour in 2006 and have since built a rabid regional fan base that expands throughout the state of Minnesota, also Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. The band released their first full-length album, Be Something in April of 2007. Magazines from 4 different countries recognized this album and radio stations in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, and Australia began spinning songs off of Be Something. In late 2007, they signed an international distribution deal with Koch International/Astral Records and are in regular rotation on over 200 college radio stations throughout the United States.
In March of 2008, the band showcased at the 2008 Red Gorilla music and arts conference in Austin, Texas. In April 2008, the band released a new acoustic album called the Center. With shades of Alice in Chains unplugged, this album is intense and beautiful. This album has been very well received. Local Television stations have taken notice. The band will showcase a live performance on Kare 11 (NBC). Through all of the success and attention the band has received, they remain focused on pushing themselves. There is no formula, just an intense drive to make music. One of Minnesota’s hardest working bands is already planning their next full-length album. The band will enter the studio to begin recording their fourth release in May 2008. Decoymusic.com can best sum up their philosophy and drive in a review done by MJ Austin:

“Yet, coupled with Drift Effect’s proficiency at creating all-can-listen sounds that excel over their less-talented peers, probably their biggest selling point is the earnest nature of their lyrics…. Hopefully, this level of integrity will be long-lasting for career entirety, as it often disappears for other bands of their caliber. Will Drift Effect gradually de-evolve with each new album release? The trend report created by this band’s genre says that it’s inevitable. Still, just like everyone before them, they have the chance to prove us stuck-up connoisseurs wrong. Have faith.