The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend”

By Tom Breihan / August 20, 2014

It’s been a few years since we last heard from the New York-via-Florida indie-poppers the Drums, but they’re back next month with the new album Encyclopedia. The first songs we’ve heard from the album mark a pretty big departure from the widescreen twee of the band’s earlier work. First single “Magic Mountain” sounded like the Klaxons trying to cover the Pixies. And “I Can’t Pretend,” the song the band just shared, is a twitchy-but-sweeping psychedelic power ballad. Listen below.

(via Dazed Digital)

Encyclopedia is out 9/24 on Minor.