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 band picked up new member Johnny Aries, who is releasing Unbloomed, his debut solo album, next month. The UK singer brings a different vibe to his own work — from its jangly melodies to song titles like “This Grave Is My Bed Tonight,” it’s a nice exercise in Smiths-style melancholic pop. Listen to “This Grave Is My Bed Tonight” below, look for Unbloomed soon, and keep an eye on Encyclopedia, because it’ll be interesting to hear how Aries fits into the mix.

Unbloomed is out 8/26 via French Kiss.