Dayton, Ohio – For those unfamiliar with The 1984 Draft, or its primary singer/songwriter Joe Anderl, few Dayton, Ohio-based musicians have enjoyed the opportunity to support as broad and diverse a list of nationally and internationally recognized musicians as The 1984 Draft’s vocalist Joe Anderl has with his various projects. To name just a representative sample, he’s supported everyone from indie rock heavies like Maritime, The New Amsterdams, The Wrens, Murder By Death, Limbeck and Ink and Dagger, to celebrated songwriters like John Vanderslice, Richard Buckner, party rocker Andrew WK, and even hardcore heavies Everytime I Die and H2O.
His current project, The 1984 Draft, which includes powerhouse drummer Justin Satinover, studied axe-man Eli Alban, and musician extraordinaire Chip Heck — to a passionate quartet that channels alt-folk sensibilities through a ‘90s emo and indie lens. This is definitely recommended for fans of The Replacements, Smoking Popes, Sugar and Cheap Girls.
In 2014, The 1984 Draft released their latest EP, Bo Jackson Up The Middle, via We Want Action (84 Nash, She Bears, Tiara). The EP was recorded at Popside Studio with Micah Carli (guitarist for Hawthorne Heights) in mid-January, 2014.
The band have also premiered a video teaser for “Clear Heads Full Hearts” produced and directed by Mike Postalakis, who has been responsible for videos from Guided By Voices, Wussy, Swearing at Motorists, DTCV and more.
Their EP saw the light of day in advance of the release of an NFL Network documentary on the actual 1984 NFL Draft, in which the band is featured. NFL Films captured them live in the band’s hometown on January 10, 2014. The documentary aired on April 30 on the NFL Network.
2015 finds The 1984 Draft as one of 24 Ohio bands being featured on the 10th anniversary Aquabear Legion double vinyl compilation, and releasing another EP on November 6th on Gas Daddy Go! (GBV, Swearing at Motorists, Smug Brothers) titled Heisman Trophy Winner. Early in 2017, the band plans to release an LP titled The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices.
Outro: The War of One
Band Camp: http://the1984draft.bandcamp.com/
Youtube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Q6f2SQTrY
Ghettoblaster Video Premier: http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/2014/video-premiere-the-1984-draft-clear-heads-full-hearts/
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