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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 on official CMJ bizness even…   Read Story »
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 a four member band. The Young Friends rounded out…   Read Story »
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 vein via a live, '80s-ready cover of Arcade Fire's…   Read Story »
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. The answer arrives via the track's stylishly…   Read Story »
"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 track that follows it, suggests, water's not always about sun…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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 waters, the pack of wee hipsters,…   Read Story »
MGMT hit the Coachella stage playing their generally freakier Congratulations material in relatively human clothing, which prompted me to posit an aesthetic axiom: The weirdness of MGMT's music is…   Read Story »
The 2010 bill-sharing Reading & Leeds Festivals, scheduled for 8/27-29 in those respective cities, will feature Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 as headliners, along with QOTSA, Paramore,…   Read Story »
The Drums' bio says this was the first song founders and best friends (so topical) Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham wrote together, though it sounds like they had the ghosts of Brit new wave past in…   Read Story »