Rain City Drive Share Sensational New Single “Medicate Me” Featuring Dayseeker’s Rory Rodriguez

Rain City Drive Unveils New Single “Medicate Me” Featuring Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker


Hailing from Palm Coast, FL – Rain City Drive are sharing their anthematic new track “Medicate Me” featuring Dayseeker’s lead vocalist Rory Rodriguez, on April 26 via Thriller Records. This single follows the band’s latest track “Frozen” which has been played over 600 times on SiriusXM Octane and racked up over 3 Million streams to date. “Frozen” was the band’s first release since sharing their deluxe version of Rain City Drive, featuring reimagined renditions of fan-favorite song’s “Cutting It Close,” “Blood Runs Cold” and “Talk To A Friend.”

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“Medicate Me” binds together the perfect contrast between heavy-melodies and an electrifying pop sound. The chorus is doused in an addictive hook immersing fans in a powerful new era of Rain City Drive. Rodriguez’s vocals compliment McAndrew’s creating a unique dynamic and making for a truly sensational track.


“”Medicate Me” is about chasing the high of a toxic relationship to escape boredom/complacency. Featuring Rory Rodriguez from Dayseeker, produced by Daniel Braunstein, mixed by Zakk Cervini, it was a blast to bring this song to life with such talented people. This track is simultaneously one of our heaviest and most pop leaning songs to date- a sneak peak into our ambitions and hard hitting third album.” Says lead vocalist, Matt McAndrew and the new single

Rain City Drive is a powerhouse of a band that has amassed over 100M streams in the US, 150M streams worldwide and over 900K monthly listeners on Spotify. The band took 2022 by storm, releasing their self-titled album that garnered recognition from having a number of songs in rotation on SiriusXM Octane including their single “Cutting It Close” landing #5 on Sirius Octane’s Big Uns. RCD racked in playlist placements including New Noise, All New Rock, The Core, Hard Rock, Pop Punk’s Not Dead, The Pit, Volume Maximo and more.

The band has had extensive touring experience, playing festivals such as Louder Than Life, Swan Fest and Aftershock and supporting Our Last Night on The Welcome Back Tour and a UK run with Dance Gavin Dance and Eidola. RCD has no intention of slowing down as they make their way through 2024 as they gear up for highly-anticipated forthcoming releases.

Rain City Drive will be featured on two upcoming festivals, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple this May. Fans can catch the band on tour with Dayseeker and Silent Planet on the Dark Sun Worldwide tour this spring. The band is also set to it hit Europe and the UK this fall. tickets are now available.

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Dark Sun Worldwide Tour:

4/29 — Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Riverworks +@
4/30 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center 
5/1 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection +@
5/5 — Des Moines, IA — Val Air Ballroom 
5/7 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s +@
5/8 — Chattanooga, TN — The Signal 
5/11 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City +@
5/12 — Little Rock, AR — Little Rock Music Hall 
5/14 — Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater +@
5/15 — Oklahoma City, OK — Town Theatre 
5/18 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom +@
5/19 — Bloomington, IL — Castle Theater +@
5/22 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater 
5/23 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre +@
5/24 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl 
5/25 — San Diego, CA — Soma *+@

%Dayseeker only
*Silent Planet
+Rain City Drive
&Ayron Jones

Festival Appearances:

May 10 – Welcome to Rockville
May 17 – Sonic Temple

European & United Kingdom Autumn Tour:

28 Nov — Munich, Germany — Backstage Halle
29 Nov — Oberhausen, Germany — Kulttempel
30 Nov — Hamburg, Germany — Gruenspan
01 Dec — Berlin, Germany — Hole 44
03 Dec — Paris, France — Trabendo
04 Dec — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Melkweg OZ
05 Dec — Antwerp, Belgium — Zappa
07 Dec — Birmingham, UK — O2 Institute
09 Dec — Glasgow, UK — SWG3
10 Dec — Manchester, UK — O2 Ritz
11 Dec — London, UK — O2 Forum Kentish Town
13 Dec — Dublin, Ireland — Button Factory


About Rain City Drive: Rain City Drive is pushing their own musical boundaries. The Palm Coast band is building on their post-hardcore roots while boldly breaking into the realm of contemporary pop rock. With a mix of heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and poetic lyrics, Rain City Drive’s sound is a sonic blend of raw power and intimate emotion.

Formed in 2020, the members of Rain City Drive first came together when lead singer Matt McAndrew met guitarists Felipe Sanchez and Weston Richmond, bassist Colin Vieira, and drummer Zack Baker in Manchester, England. Thrown together by a twist of touring fate, the group of five immediately gelled into a cohesive band with a powerful sound. Far from their base in Palm Coast, Florida, Manchester’s rainy backdrop would go on to inspire the band’s name.

Their self-titled record garnered major recognition, with songs in rotation on SiriusXM Octane. Their single, “Cutting It Close” landed at #5 on Sirius Octane’s Big Uns. RCD racked in playlist placements on New Noise, All New Rock, The Core, Hard Rock, Pop Punk’s Not Dead, The Pit, Volume Maximo.

Rain City Drive backs up their electrifying live show with extensive touring experience. The band has played alongside acts such as Set It Off, From Ashes To New, and Memphis May Fire. They’ve been featured on festivals including Louder Than Life, Swan Fest and Aftershock and have supported Our Last Night on The Welcome Back Tour. Overseas, RCD went back to their Manchester meeting place while on a UK run accompanying Dance Gavin Dance and Eidola. RCD has no intention of slowing down as they make their way through 2024 gearing up for highly-anticipated new releases.

Fans are now following the band into their next musical venture with “Medicate Me,” a track that showcases RCD’s perfect blend of heavy-melodies and an electrifying pop sound. “With each release, we like to stretch out a little bit, filling in more of our vision while staying true to our roots… We’re always trying to go into uncharted territories, and our upcoming record is a reflection of that,” says McAndrew of Rain City Drive’s upcoming release.

Rain City Drive’s forthcoming album will be released in 2024 by Thriller Records. Hear RCD’s new single, “Medicate Me,” out now.

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