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I am Dragon / Press

“I Am Dragon keeps it real with their DIY attitude; from their handmade CD packaging (which have a handwritten number on each copy – mine is 63/100), to their individual shout-outs from the stage to their supportive fans, they know how to keep an audience. Their garage-rock sound and attitude make you want to have a beer with them after headbanging to their set. This mighty band has proved time and time again they’re a force to be reckoned with – with their driving sound that ranges from alternative rock, punk, to verging on hard rock, as well as their thought-provoking lyrics that will stick in your brain and make you sing along.”

“I Am Dragon, from Madison, creates a fantastic wall of sound with their keys-infused rock. The first time I saw I Am Dragon was at The Frequency in Madison. The band had created some DIY stage blinders that pulsed behind them as they played. The back-lit silhouetted the fog in the air, and their stage presence was captivating. And the music was good! Almost every band with keyboards that I’ve seen either had too much or too little (or the wrong patch for the song). I Am Dragon seemed to find the perfect blend, like the coffee created from the poop of the bean-eating, tree-dwelling Indonesian palm civet. Captivating, and just a little bit dirty. At their merch booth, my eyes were drawn to their stickers that featured the Dragon from Sega’s Altered Beast. As Leo would say, “Gentlemen, You had my curiosity…but now you have my attention.””

"The Lucky Ones was released in February and I Am Dragon just printed a second run limited to 100 copies. I suggest you get one – that is unless you don’t like to rock because this one kicks some serious ass. The band’s music has plenty of punk ethos but more closely resembles a sped-up MC5 with harmonies. The Lucky Ones is a call to rock. It’s nearly relentless in its assault but the songs are punchy and packed with melody and vocal harmonies. The addition of keyboards really sets the band apart. The EP sounds great, too. It was recorded at Blast House with Dustin Sisson and mastered by Landon Arkens and may be the best sounding disc to come out of the MAMA-winning studio yet."

“I am Dragon wants us to have one hell of a good time. Their 8 track EP, “The Lucky Ones”, cuts the air with big-time riff rock, sing-along choruses, and hook after hook of rock and roll debauchery. I am Dragon wants us to have one hell of a good time. Their 8 track EP, “The Lucky Ones”, cuts the air with big-time riff rock, sing-along choruses, and hook after hook of rock and roll debauchery.”