KTM: For starters, what bands were you guys a part of prior to Phantom Drive? How long has the band been around?
Peter: We have only been around for a short while, maybe 6 months. But we have a lot of collective experience. We have been in bands like, Hunters of the Alps, Rescue Kid, Destro, Twice the Sun, All Hell Breaks Loose, and And Then There Was You.
KTM: What’s the origin of that name and have you changed the band’s name before?
Peter: The name Phantom Drive was originally created to satisfy my desire to use the word “phantom” and then the word drive created a metaphor I really liked when juxtaposed. I hadn’t played music in over a decade and so the desire or drive to return to it seemed to have reappeared out of nowhere after a split with an ex-girlfriend. The name also reminds me of an abandoned road somewhere, not inhabited by any person or cars and no telling where it goes.
ABEL FOLGAR | JANUARY 30, 2018 | 9:50AM
A recent meme popularized (maybe even created) by music writer Dan Ozzi poses as a multiple-choice survey. The query is as follows: "You’re a punk dude over 30. Choose your path: CrossFit, barbershop culture, craft beer, MMA, Facebook rants, enamel pins, Tinder creeping.” Funny and topical, sure, but also timely because it forces into perspective the aging environs of South Florida’s punk-rock third wave.
Not to get lost in a “where are they now” kind of way, but the generation of punk and hardcore kids from the late '90s to the late '00s can now identify with the aforementioned list. And because we’re not Breitbart or other forms of #RealFakeNews, we'll tell you that at least three, maybe four, of those bullets qualifying as convo points for Phantom Drive.
Today is December 15th! That means our music is live, streamable, and downloadable everywhere.
Today, we release "Say What You Will"! If you like it, follow us on Instagram and Twitter! Do it! Thanks for the support.
Hello! We are releasing our first four songs on a self-titled EP. It's available now on Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, and more. But you can enjoy this track right now on our site! Let us know what you think by following us on Instagram @phantom.drive and leaving a comment!
We are also on Twitter @PhantomDrive305
Coming soon: Merch just for you. Major credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay will be accepted directly through our site (we will also accept cash, bitcoins, and ether at our live performances).
We launch! Enjoy this track now!