Let's Party EP

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Jeanot Lewis-Rolland @ JLR Audio Productions.
Mastered by Ryan Foster @ Foster Mastering

Available On:
iTunes, Napster, Spotify, CD Baby, Soundcloud

In just 7 songs, Dear Drummer takes you through stories of Portland nightlife, protesting racial inequality, a little love and heartbreak, and drinking with friends; this album just sounds like a party you want to be at.

The lead singer, Justin Odom, has a voice that instantly draws you in. In one moment he can croon in a Marvin Gaye falsetto - "If you live for nothing you die for nothing, so keep living", and the next moment he's throwing down a gritty verse in the vibe of Sublime's Bradley Knowles, like in the opening line of the first song "Life of the Party", singing "Man this lifestyle's hard on the liver".

And the songs themselves are infectious and fun. From group chorus chants of "We're the life of the party" atop a funky groove, repeated exclaims of "Woo Ha" - the sound you might make when you see a beautiful person pass you by, to poignant lyrics about what it's like to be black in America in "Sick Of All This Noise", there is both substance and story in these songs. The beats, the hooks, the melodies, and the vibe are all there to keep you listening through to the last song.

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Life of the Party

A summer anthem from Portland Party Rockers, Dear Drummer starts off this dance party with the perfect first line - "Man this lifestyle's hard on my liver". And keeps escalating through the night from there. "Grab your drink, come on y'all let's cheers now" chants fade into "We're the life of the party!" between meandering tales of summer BBQs, drinking with friends, and closing the bars down.

Woo Ha

The first single released from their forth-coming EP, Let's Party - Dear Drummer's new song 'Woo Ha' is immediately catchy and fun. It lures you in to a night in Portland when you walk in the bar, take a look around, and instantly have an attraction and instantly exclaim - "Woo Ha!".


"Dear Drummer is one of those ‘you should hear these five guys play’ kind of a band. They have a fun laid-back vibe that pulls you in immediately." - Oregon Music News

Date Show

$25 to enter Brewfest Tickets

It's the end of the Oregon Trail, and they're celebrating in true Oregon fashion - with a Brewfest! Join us at Oregon City Brewing as we take the stage and entertain the all ages crowd for the Oregon Trail Brewfest.

Dear Drummer Show Poster - Oregon Trail Brewfest

10:00pm - 12:00pm
$8 at the door

We're heading back to one of our favorite joints - Missippi Pizza for an intimate evening of friends & music. We'll start the night with a rare acoustic set before we get turnt up to get the dance party rolling with you booze hounds.

Dear Drummer Show Poster - Mississippi Pizza

9:30pm - 12:00pm

This show has been a while in the making, but we are sooo stoked to share the stage with one of our favorite Portland bands Speaker Minds at the Secret Society. Speaker Minds blends hip-hop, funk & soul, melding rhymes, powerful vocals, and funk beats with a message. Don't miss this one!


Dear Drummer - Life of the Party, Live at Dante's
Dear Drummer - #Queen, Live at Dante's
Dear Drummer - NY Minute, Live at Dante's
Dear Drummer - Pony (Cover) feat. Sarah Wild, Dante's 2016
Dear Drummer - Lose Yourself to Dance (Cover), Boo Cruise 2015
Dear Drummer - Sick of All This Noise, Dante's 2016
Dear Drummer - Sick of All This Noise, Jesse Solo, Dante's 2016
Dear Drummer - Lose Control, Trout Lake Inn, 2014
Dear Drummer - 7 Nation Army (Cover), Trout Lake Inn, 2014
Dear Drummer - Outta My Head, Kenton Club, 2014

About The Band

Taking their name from an anonymous letter their drummer received from an unappreciative neighbor at the time, Dear Drummer has been having fun and filling venues all over Portland since forming in the winter of 2012. Their unique blend of soul-funk-rock and evolving sound has kept dance floors full and audiences fully engaged.

Lead singer Justin Odom draws listeners in with his smooth vocals and high-energy performance, while the rest of his band mates keep the grooves tight. Diverse and varied, their influences range from Marvin Gaye and Paul Simon, to the Beastie Boys and Tribe Called Quest.


Justin Odom Singer

Justin Odom
Justin Odom
Justin Odom

Jesse Milan Guitar

Jesse Milan
Jesse Milan
Jesse Milan

Myles Talarico Guitar

Myles Talarico
Myles Talarico
Myles Talarico

Mike Glidden Bass

Mike Glidden
Mike Glidden
Mike Glidden

Rich Young Drums

Rich Young
Rich Young
Rich Young


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