The Drowning Lovers
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The Drowning Lovers

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Band Alternative Jazz


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"Saturday Night in the Slope/Gowanus"

"Walking up Fourth Avenue we stopped in again at Trash Pony Bar and caught one song by The Drowning Lovers, who’s lead vocalist has an appealing voice, and later noted that Zora Space, an attractive new cafe and art space on Fourth Avenue near 3rd Street was closing but a small crowd was gathered outside."
- Blog Team, OTBKB: Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn (Aug 23, 2010)

"Featured Artist"

"This one is "must hear" album in my opinion. No one else that I know is taking a theme and pushing it to it's limits this way, all the while matching that drama with the utmost in quality songwriting. "
- John Plymale, Plymale Scream

"Music Picks for Thursday, Nov 18"

"One of the Great finds in the triangle, this Carrboro based band with roots in New York is a true joy with their unique sound. Powerful vocals that are clear and crisp and meshed with solid instrumental musicianship, this is a sound that is like no other here in the area and usually only found in music meccas like New York, Chicago, Montreal or New Orleans. This is a great band and a great opportunity to check out some truly unique music to the Raleigh area."
- RDU Music Listings, Raleigh Music Listings (Nov 18, 2010)

"Video: A Look AHead at Franklin Street Comes Alive!" - The Daily Tarheel


The Drowning Lovers have completed their first album, with audio engineer, John Plymale. Chatham Mills was released in 2010 and featured instrumentation from guest musicians around the southeast, including Jay Clifford, Ray Codrington, Robert Griffin, Nathan Logan, and Mark Wells. A 4 minute podcast about Chatham Mills is available for streaming and download on our ReverbNation site.



After meeting through mutual contacts in Chapel Hill and NYC, The Drowning Lovers formed in 2009 with a shared concept of writing through the eyes of fictional characters set in a specific location. Our locale, we decided, would be a flophouse. We each wished to involve vivid imagery in our content and to create a sound connecting with eras past. Creatively, this provided a joint base from which to begin our work. After putting together the first several songs, we let go of "the flophouse rule" and trusted our instincts as a band to carry on and build upon this platform. The result has rewarded us with a striking style and much-welcomed mirth.