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The Drums Find Vulnerability In Brutalism

Is there a 2010s indie band more misunderstood than the Drums? When Jonny Pierce's once-Brooklyn-based indie-pop project first emerged at the top of the decade…
Larry Fitzmaurice | March 28, 2019 - 2:23 pm

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Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm

More The Drums stories

The Drums & Jonny Pierce – “I Didn’t Realize” & “You Lied”

The Drums released a new album earlier this year, Brutalism, the second album that they've released since Jonny Pierce took the project solo with 2017's…
James Rettig | October 15, 2019 - 10:01 am

The Drums – “626 Bedford Avenue”

The Drums released Abysmal Thoughts back in 2017, the band’s first album as a solo project from Jonny Pierce. Last month, Pierce announced the Drums'
Julia Gray | February 26, 2019 - 11:00 am

The Drums – “Body Chemistry”

The Drums released Abysmal Thoughts in 2017, the band's first album as a solo project from Jonny Pierce. Last year, he shared a one-off single…
Julia Gray | January 15, 2019 - 10:03 am

The Drums – “Meet Me In Mexico”

Last year, the Drums released a new album, "Abysmal Thoughts", and today bandleader Jonny Pierce is following that up with a one-off charity single called…
James Rettig | February 15, 2018 - 10:26 am

The Drums – “Mirror” (Feat. IO Echo)

Later this week, New York-via-Florida indie-poppers the Drums are coming back with their new album "Abysmal Thoughts". They've already shared a generous handful of tracks…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2017 - 9:59 am

The Drums – “Head Of The Horse”

New York-via-Florida indie-pop yelp-sigh crew the Drums are coming back next month with their new album "Abysmal Thoughts", and we've posted early tracks "Blood Under
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2017 - 12:33 pm

The Drums – “Heart Basel”

The Drums are returning in June with new album "Abysmal Thoughts," written and recorded solely by frontman Jonny Pierce. We've already heard lead single "Blood
Peter Helman | May 2, 2017 - 9:22 am

The Drums – “Blood Under My Belt” Video

Last month, Jonny Pierce announced the release of "Abysmal Thoughts", the upcoming fourth studio album from his psychedelic dream-pop project the Drums. Lead single "Blood
Pranav Trewn | April 4, 2017 - 10:36 am

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm

The Drums – “Blood Under My Belt”

The Drums' last album Encyclopedia was a venture into more psychedelic territory from a band that had established an unwavering commitment to surfy dream-pop. The…
Pranav Trewn | March 1, 2017 - 10:20 am

Artist Portraits From Beach Goth 4

The fourth installment of the Growlers' Beach Goth festival went down this past weekend at Orange County's Observatory Grounds. Grimes headlined the fest with the…
Stereogum | October 26, 2015 - 12:57 pm

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
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