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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 »
Surfer Blood. As far as indie rock debut LPs go, this is about as good as it's going to get in 2K10. These are dudes that will toss off a Neutral Milk Hotel cover without even bothering to unslouch…   Read Story »
The Drum' "I Felt Stupid" is a really catchy song ... wait for that chorus. As I mentioned last time: On their MySpace they list the Smiths, the Legends, the Shangri-Las, the Tough Alliance, the…   Read Story »
Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham relocated from Florida to Brooklyn, adding two additional players to the fold, but they haven't left the beach behind. What makes their Summertime! work is the breezy…   Read Story »