The Drums

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Mazda Studio at Empire

From heavyweights Rick Ross and Mastodon to shining new artists like Vagabon and Diet Cig, the Mazda Studio at Empire was a hotbed of activity…
SPIN / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Lil Yachty, the Drums, Sofi Tukker and Kweku Collins Turn Up SPIN’s Day Party

Early birds who roamed into the Mazda Studio at Empire for the SPIN Day Party on Tuesday, March 14 were hit with an exhilarating jolt of…
Scott T. Sterling / March 15, 2017

SPIN SXSW 2017 Showcases at Mazda Studio at Empire: Mastodon, Danny Brown, Lil Yachty, and More

SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum (in conjunction with Mazda) have united to celebrate artistry and innovation in music and technology at the 2017 SXSW conference in…
SPIN / March 7, 2017

New Music: The Drums Announce New Album “Abysmal Thoughts”, Share “Blood Under My Belt”

Brooklyn-based indie pop gems The Drums have announced a new album, "Abysmal Thoughts" (the quote marks are part of the title), and shared a cheerily heartsick first single,…
Anna Gaca / March 1, 2017

YACHT Coat the Drums’ ‘I Can’t Pretend’ in Electro Sheen

The Drums' Encyclopedia ballad "I Can't Pretend" has recieved a slick, electro remix courtesy of Los Angeles duo YACHT, and it's definitely worth spending some time…
Rachel Brodsky / November 6, 2014

The Drums Swoon With the Fishes in ‘I Can’t Pretend’ Video

What do you picture when you listen to the Drums' gorgeous ballad "I Can't Pretend"? A slow-motion visit to the aquarium? A ballroom empty of…
Andrew Unterberger / October 10, 2014

In My Room: The Drums’ Jacob Graham

The Drums are currently on tour supporting their latest album, the breezy-yet-brooding Encyclopedia. But before the Brooklyn-based duo — which consists of Jonny Pierce and…
Kyle McGovern / October 6, 2014

Stream the Drums’ Haunting ‘Encyclopedia’

After three years of silence, the Drums are set to return on September 23 with their third album, Encyclopedia. On the way via Minor Records, the upcoming…
Matthew Levine / September 17, 2014

The Drums Wax Existential With a Goldfish in ‘I Can’t Pretend’ Lyric Video

The Drums recently followed their skull-rattling "Magic Mountain" single with the glistening but bummed-out "I Can't Pretend." Now, they've shared a lyric video for the track, which consists…
Isabel Imperatore / August 21, 2014

The Drums Announce ‘Magic’ New Album ‘Encyclopedia’

After releasing the skull-rattling track "Magic Mounain" two days ago, the Drums have revealed that their upcoming third album, Encyclopedia, will be released September 23.
Dan Reilly / July 17, 2014

The Drums Make a Skull-Rattling Return on ‘Magic Mountain’

Three years after releasing the sunny Portamento, the Drums return with "Magic Mountain." The new single is still guided by that infectious head-bobbery, but the…
Olivia Forman / July 15, 2014

Swede and Sour: The Strange, Sardonic Return of the Embassy

For a band that's gone more than seven years between albums, the Embassy have adopted an aggressively preemptive attitude on the new Sweet Sensation:I don't…
Marc Hogan / February 26, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: The Drums Revisit London

Brooklyn quintet the Drums won fans in 2010 on the strength of their self-titled debut, which nodded to '80s Anglo-pop bands like New Order and…
Shannon Carlin / October 5, 2011

The Drums, ‘Portamento’ (Frenchkiss)

With a foppish yodel and a jaunty guitar shuffle, this Brooklyn band's self-titled 2010 debut LP slotted easily alongside descendants of the Smiths and the…
Marc Hogan / September 13, 2011
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