Brooklyn foursome The Drums wear their influences on their sleeve, and that’s not a bad thing. Bands like The Smiths, The Cure, The Zombies (all these “The” bands, huh?) and Joy Division can clearly be heard coursing through Jonathan Pierce and Co.’s reverb-filled musical veins. Jangly guitars, synthesizers and handclaps, oh my!
The band makes music that would probably fit well on a 1950’s surf-movie soundtrack, in that they make danceable pop tunes that are catchy while you hear them, but can be tossed aside until the next time you play the record. It’s the kind of instant familiarity that you want from the bands you love. And it’s hard not to love The Drums. Really, it is.
The band readily admits that, were it not for the echo-licious affect of reverb, their music would probably not exist. And that’s okay, because the guitars sound fantastic and you’ll be tapping your toes to the beat-eat-eat-eat-eat in no time. The band recently released its debut, self-titled full-length, and it’s great stuff.
“Best Friend” By The Drums (From The Drums, out now on Universal-Island Records)
“Let’s Go Surfing” By The Drums (From The Drums, out now on Universal-Island Records)
“Forever And Ever Amen” By The Drums (From The Drums, out now on Universal-Island Records)