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The 1984 Draft Share New Single

Andy Ingram

In celebration of Joe Anderl's birthday today, we are premiering a new single from The 1984 Draft, "Elephun". Stream it or download it here. The Draft is working on new material while at the same time re-recording one of their classic albums "Bo Jackson Up the Middle". We think "Elephun" is a grat picture of where the band is going!

The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" is out now!

Andy Ingram

After a long build-up, today sees the official, worldwide release of The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices". You can order the vinyl from us in the Poptek Shop. You can get the digital anywhere you choose, including the major stores we will link below. We even are offering discs. You can get those in the Poptek Shop too.

Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this album as much as we do.


Apple iTunes

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Hear all the "Good Choices" at Rebel Noise!

Andy Ingram

The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" finally releases to digital stores and streaming services around the world on Friday August 24. The release show is then on Saturday August 25 in Dayton, Ohio. But now, you can hear the album in its entirety thanks to Rebel Noise. Click through for the prize!

New Noise premieres The 1984 Draft's "Lutheran Heat"

Andy Ingram

Click over to New Noise Magazine as they have premiered the first single from The 1984 Draft "Makes Good Choices" entitled "Lutheran Heat". This is the first in a series of premieres and if you like what you hear, go ahead and pre-order the 12" vinyl which is shipping now ahead of The Draft's release show on August 25.

Make a Good Choice by Pre-Ordering the New 1984 DRAFT Full-Length

Andy Ingram

The new full-length album from THE 1984 DRAFT is on its way back from the printing press in large circles of 12" vinyl beauty. "Makes Good Choices" is available for pre-order now in the Poptek Shop.

We are still putting together details for the release shows, probably coming in August. And the album will also release on disc and digital. But for now, order the vinyl and we will ship it your way as soon as it arrives on our door step.

The album sounds great and we are excited to get it out to music fans everywhere.

THE 1984 DRAFT is on the clock.

Andy Ingram

From now on, we are going to have a lot of fun throwing around football cliches. But first we want to announce that Dayton's THE 1984 DRAFT has joined Poptek. Their next album "The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices" is close to being complete and will release on vinyl, disc, and digital in 2018.

So why are we adding a band named a year later than the famous NFL Quarterback Draft Class of 1983? It just make sense in so many ways for Poptek to join forces with THE 1984 DRAFT. First, go listen to their previous release "Heisman Trophy Winner". The songs are messy and gloriously catchy and they love The Replacements. That's such a perfect formula.

Secondly, we very much value friendship and the guys in THE DRAFT have either been longtime friends or recently became such. Principal songwriter Joe Anderl has been writing, recording, and touring for many years. You can't make music in Dayton and not run parallel circles with Joe. And then Joe married Amanda who is the head of Poptek's street team. And before that Joe got Justin Satinover to play drums in THE DRAFT. Justin also plays live guitar with KRIS N. and played with Kris in their first band THROWING ROCKS AT GIRLS. Justin's brother Nick played on the first two KRIS N. albums and collaborated with Neises in HANGOVER, OHIO. Bassist Chip Heck played shows alongside Kris and Justin when Heck was part of SHADYSIDE. And then there is Eli Alban, whose musical history is unknown to us, but who is probably the most melodic and most underappreciated guitarist in Dayton, Ohio.

So all that to say that Poptek is excited to release "The 1984 Draft Makes Good Choices" coming up in 2018.

XL427 plays Not Much More than Awesome Fest

Andy Ingram

Our friend Joe from THE 1984 DRAFT has invited XL427 to play the Not Much More Than Aweome Again Fest. So on Saturday March 4, XL will again play live at The Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton, Ohio. While the band continue to ready their new album for release, they will be playing as many of those new songs as they can pull-off in a live setting.

Here are the others playing this two-day festival: THE 1984 DRAFT. HEYMARKET RIOT. FORAGE. SMUG BROTHERS. KILL SURF CITY. BLIND RAGE. PRIMITIVES. TENDER MERCY. YARDBOSS. ACTUAL FORM. For further information, keep track on the "Dates" page.