Over the past year and a half or so, I’ve become an “in the wings” watcher of a local Charlotte band called Flagship – or more appropriately, the lead singer, Drake Margolnick. He quietly put out a solo EP late last year…so quietly that I didn’t even know about it until January. I picked it up immediately, and Taylorsville got some serious spinnage on the ol’ iPod. I swear, I could listen to this kid sing all day – his voice is so unique. It’s haunting and intense, and there’s something about it that reminds me of old school Cure/Robert Smith, but that’s not really an accurate comparison. That’s the thing – he’s doing something really different than anything I’ve heard. Love it.
Recently, Drake’s spent some time in the studio and yesterday, he posted a “sneak peak” video. New album, coming soon, will be called “Silver & Gold.” If this is any indication of what’s to come from Margolnick…well, color me happy.