The Drums

The Drums – “Meet Me in Mexico”

The Drums are offering up a zingy new love song, "Meet Me in Mexico," as a pay-what-you-will fundraiser to support ongoing recovery from last fall's earthquakes in…
Anna Gaca / February 15, 2018

Stream The Drums’ “Abysmal Thoughts”

In March, indie pop darlings The Drums released the track list and lead single for their latest album, "Abysmal Thoughts." Prior to the premiere of…
Emma May / June 16, 2017

The Drums – “Mirror”

The Drums' new album "Abysmal Thoughts" arrives this Friday, June 16, and the band has just released opening track "Mirror." Over a bright, zingy riff, "Mirror"
Anna Gaca / June 13, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

What slow season? This summer, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Haim, and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2017

The Drums – “Head of the Horse”

The soft, fuzzed-out sound of the Drums' latest new track, "Head of the Horse," conceals a lot of pain. Frontman Jonny Pierce, who's gay, says the song was…
Anna Gaca / May 30, 2017

The Drums – “Heart Basel”

The Drums have shared a perky new single titled "Heart Basel." It's the second cut from upcoming album "Abysmal Thoughts" (we've already heard "Blood Under My Belt"),…
Anna Gaca / May 2, 2017

Video: The Drums – “Blood Under My Belt”

"Blood Under My Belt," the infectious first single from the Drums' recently announced album "Abysmal Thoughts," has a new video. It features the band's Jonny Pierce and some actors looking…
Anna Gaca / April 4, 2017

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
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