Dree Leer, a 3 piece rock band from Birmingham, Alabama brings their refreshing take on what a modern band should be. Through a deafening display of guitar, bass, and drums, this new act promises to make you jump up and take notice and feel nostalgic all at the same time. As if carved straight out of the 90’s, Dree Leer manages to summon up passion and a defiance rarely seen in today’s music. Singer Jackie Lo delivers her haunting and infectious lyrics that are only bested by the sounds exploding from the giant quiet-loud-quiet wall of sound screaming from her guitar. Joined on stage by Mandy Graffeo on bass and Tim Frazier on drums Dree Leer draws from influences as far back as The Runaways and the Ramones then on through the 90’s with Nirvana and Veruca Salt to the newest voices such as Bully. After listening to Dree Leer you find yourself asking “Does it get more fun than this!”
Today Glide is excited to premiere the band’s new video for their song “I Won’t Let Go”.The song is going to be released as a 7″ single in vinyl and digital, which will obviously leave us wanting more. Filmed on a camcorder, the song is a throwback to the 90s youth of its band members. With grainy video we see a gang of what looks like high schoolers setting up instruments in a bedroom strewn with laundry and covered in posters. Then singer Jackie Lo appears on the microphone and begins belting out lyrics to music that feels like punk, grunge and 90s alt. rock all thrown into one potent blast of noise. While her band displays an aptitude for raw thrashing and unbridled electrical chemistry, Lo steers the ship throw glorious cacophony with with vocals that bring to mind Karen O and the brash intensity of riot grrrl acts.
In her own words, Jackie Lo says the song “is the inner turmoil, the battle of good and evil, and the little voice in our heads that we all have.”