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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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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

The Drums – “How It Ended” Video

I feel a bit bad for any music video that debuted within 24 hours of Beyoncé’s “Countdown.” The Drums’ new video for the theatrically sad…
Tom Breihan | October 7, 2011 - 9:34 am

Stream The Drums’ Portamento

Portamento, the sophomore album from New York twee-wavers the Drums, is out 9/13 on Frenchkiss. And right now, 3VOOR12 is streaming the whole album (via…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2011 - 12:05 pm

The Drums – “What You Were” (Visiomento Session Video)

The Drums uncork another new song, "What You Were," in the first installment of the Visiomento live performance series, which is clearly channeling a parking…
Corban Goble | August 26, 2011 - 11:57 am

The Drums – “Money” Video

M. Blash directed the video for "Money," the first single from the Drums' sophomore release Portamento. Check it out below.
Scott Lapatine | July 25, 2011 - 2:25 pm

The Drums – “Money”

The Drums are releasing their sophomore album Portamento in September. Take a listen to the jittery first single "Money."…
brandon | July 12, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual ‘Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean’s great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of this…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

The Drums – “Me And The Moon (Matthew Dear Remix)”

"Me And The Moon," in its original form, felt frantic underneath singer Jonathan Pierce's pleas. Matthew Dear's remix is way more Matthew Dear like, i.e.,…
jessica | December 9, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Download The Drums’ Twin Shadow Remix

Jessica pointed out that the “Me And The Moon” video draws out "the loneliness and isolation" of a number of the Drums's songs via the…
brandon | November 3, 2010 - 11:35 am

The Drums – “Me And The Moon” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Drums put the begging, pleading lyrics of "Me And The Moon" to some pretty moon projections for this video. The band members don't really…
jessica | October 27, 2010 - 10:39 am

Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the…
brandon | October 21, 2010 - 11:44 am

The Drums Announced For Stereogum/PopGun CMJ Party

That's correct: The STEREO★GUN: All Night Long CMJ event is a little more than 24 hours away, but it feels like we're announcing it for…
brandon | October 19, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC's week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2010 - 11:42 am

Surfer Blood, The Drums, The Young Friends @ Music Box, Hollywood 9/29/10

Riding the wave of success from their debut album Astro Coast, Surfer Blood stopped by Los Angeles with co-headliner the Drums who have reconvened to…
Andrew Youssef | September 30, 2010 - 9:36 am

The Drums Cover Arcade Fire

Yesterday the Drums were referencing '50s and '60s girl groups in their "Down By The Water" video. Today they continue the nostalgia in a different…
brandon | August 31, 2010 - 9:36 am

The Drums – “Down By The Water” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When I posted “Down By The Water,” I wondered aloud how Jonathan Pierce would robot dance to the track, the Drums' most balladic, down-tempo moment.
brandon | August 30, 2010 - 9:59 am

The Drums – “Down By The Water”

"Down By The Water" is the most balladic, down tempo moment on the Drums' self-titled debut. (Because as "It Will All End In Tears," the…
brandon | August 2, 2010 - 4:32 pm

The Drums – “Forever And Ever Amen (Thieves Like Us Remix)”

Summertime and Amazon-approved '80s revivalists the Drums created a Smiths-y atmosphere in their "Forever And Ever Amen" video. For this remix, New Order-enthused Swedish/American/Berlin/Milan/Paris trio…
brandon | July 8, 2010 - 9:20 am

The Drums – “Forever And Ever Amen” Video

A lot of people have a lot of complaints about the Drums (and their past projects), but Jonathan Pierce's weirdly expressive robotic dancing/carefully rolled high…
brandon | May 21, 2010 - 11:27 am