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I don’t think I’ve done this before, but there’s a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. This week’s picks are below. More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

You’ve streamed the Drums’ new record, Portamento, and now lead singer Jonny Pierce offers us a virtual mixtape’s worth of tunes that influenced the Portamento’s sounds and songs. Here’s Pierce! More »

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Artist Portaits From FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest took over LA’s Memorial Sports Arena this past weekend, with headlining sets from Morrissey and Kanye West (who joined the bill after Frank…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 12:53 pm

The Drums – “There Is Nothing Left” Video

The Drums' video for their Encyclopedia track "There Is Nothing Left" starts off looking like it'll play out in typical romantic comedy style before quickly…
James Rettig | August 12, 2015 - 11:40 am

Artist Portraits From Outside Lands 2015

This weekend marked Outside Lands' eighth year taking over the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Headliners this year included Elton John, the Black Keys,…
Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend (YACHT Remix)”

The Drums released their latest album, Encyclopedia, back in September, and Tom noted that the single "I Can't Pretend" marked an audible departure from the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 6, 2014 - 10:38 am

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend” Video

The Drums released their third album, Encyclopedia, last month and a few days ago, the duo shared a video for "I Can't Pretend." In it,…
James Rettig | October 10, 2014 - 7:50 pm

Preview Three More Songs From The Drums’ Encyclopedia In A Funny Teaser Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month the Drums previewed snippets of three new songs from Encyclopedia, their first album in four years, in a neat little sampler video.
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 10:57 am

The Drums – “I Can’t Pretend”

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…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2014 - 9:30 am

Watch The Drums’ Encyclopedia Album Sampler

Idiosyncratic indie rock duo the Drums will be back with Encyclopedia next month, their first since 2011's Portamento. We've already heard Pixies-damaged lead single "Magic
Chris DeVille | August 5, 2014 - 11:20 am

Johnny Aries (The Drums) – “This Grave Is My Bed Tonight” (Stereogum Premiere)

Later this year, the Drums will release their new LP, Encyclopedia, from which they've already shared the single "Magic Mountain." While making that record, the…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 12:29 pm

The Drums – “Magic Mountain” Video

Last week, the Drums released "Magic Mountain," their first song in two years, and now they've shared a video to go along with it. Stylishly…
James Rettig | July 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

The Drums – “Magic Mountain”

Frontman Jonny Pierce released a solo album last year, but the Drums, the Brooklyn-via-Florida indie-poppers, haven't given us a new song since their 2012 single…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Trentemøller – “Never Stop Running” (Feat. Jonny Pierce)

Danish electronic music producer Trentemøller has a new album out later this year called Lost, and its first single features the Drums' Jonny Pierce. "Never…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Jonny Pierce – “I Didn’t Realise” Video

Jonny Pierce, frontman for major-label indie-poppers the Drums, is going solo next year, releasing an album that he wrote, recorded, and produced entirely by himself.
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2012 - 10:41 am

The Drums – “Days (Mates Of State Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this year, Mates Of State tweeted that they were working on a remix of the Drums' "Days," and today we have that very take…
Corban Goble | March 7, 2012 - 9:54 am

The Drums – “I Don’t Want To Go Alone”

The Drums will release the “Days” single this week, and that release is paired with a new B-side, “I Don’t Want To Go Alone.” Lo…
Corban Goble | February 28, 2012 - 9:23 am

Drums – “Days” Video & Fallon Performance

Last night, Brooklyn-via-Florida indie rockers the Drums made their television debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where they played Portamento cut "Days." Watch the…
Corban Goble | February 16, 2012 - 9:05 am

The Drums Cover The Ronettes For Valentine’s Day

For the social price of a “Like” on Facebook, the Drums’ cover of the Ronettes’ “Do I Love You” is yours. Deadbeat Valentines, hop to…
Corban Goble | February 14, 2012 - 3:25 pm

The Drums – “I Can’t Save Your Life”

The Drums' "I Can't Save Your Life" is a new song recorded as a B-side to the "How It Ended" single, which is out today.
Corban Goble | November 3, 2011 - 11:03 am
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