VIDEO PREMIERE: Bob Fleming and the Cambria Iron Company Rock Out with Abandon on “Drowning In Our Twenties”

Often times lines are blurry. With ‘genre bending’ being its own genre these days, it’s hard to know what’s an Instagram hashtag and what’s real, pure, American music. Bob Fleming and the Cambria Iron Company are a breath of fresh air in a world of stuffy prepackaged “alternative country”, “modern southern rock” and “cow punk”.

Bob, Dawn, Brannden, Ryan and Ben, are the real deal. Spending countless nights on the road over the past four years, the saddle worn trucker persona comes honestly. The seamless blending of punk, southern rock, and singer songwriter sensitivity sets this five-piece apart from their peers, without question.

Based out of Charlotte NC, the Cambria Iron Company brings the heartfelt rock-‘n’-roll of a working poor south, and the fiery idealist lyrics of the best punk Bands. Onto their second full band release “remnants” they’re poised to do it again with this thoughtful and superbly honest vision of the American landscape through the eyes of those who live it.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the band’s video for their “Drowning In Our Twenties.” The straightforward roots rocker contrasts Bob and Dawn’s vocals, with hard-charging guitars and drums to make this a real barn-burner of a tune. The footage of the band and their friends living it up and partying down in slow motion only adds to the rowdiness of the tune and it’s hard not to relate to the images of light-hearted debauchery. Indeed, this is exactly the kind of tune you can picture yourself rocking out to while downing beers with your buds at the local dive. In this day and age, it’s refreshing to hear a band rocking the fuck out with sheer abandon. 

Bob Fleming describes the inspiration and process behind the tune:

“When writing this song, I tried really hard to encompass the last year of high school, and the kind of spiral that followed, leading to where I ended up. The second verse in particular, really encompasses the movement out of self chaos, to a more manageable form of it.”


Photo credit: Brandon Weiner

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