The first time I ever heard Flagship, I knew in my gut they were going places. Drake Margolnick’s voice is intoxicating and what stole my heart initially, but I have fallen in love with the way this band vacillates between starkness and richly layered epics that will keep your head swirling.
Three years, some solo stuff from Drake, a few lineup changes, and a bunch of new songs later, my gut is about to be proven right. My favorite Charlotte-based band drops their debut, self-titled album on October 8 on Bright Antenna. The fellas have been previewing a bunch of songs on their YouTube channel, and all I have to day is day-um. Mark my words, folks: this band is going to blow up in a big way.
My favorite Charlotte band, Flagship, dropped a new music video today. It’s definitely a little creepy – figuratively and literally dark – but damn, it’s good. Drake’s voice is, as always, huge. I just love it. And the drums on this track are bad ass. I expect we’ll be hearing big things from these kids.
Supposedly, Flagship is dropping a new album this spring on indie label Bright Antenna, which is also home to Middle Class Rut and The Wombats, and the former home of another vocal superstar, Jimmy Gnecco from Ours. Keep your ears to the ground for more news on a new release from the Flagship fellas. Until then, go pick up their Blackbush EP from last spring – it will do well for tiding you over.