Riding the turbulent wave that is the British press, The Drums have emerged from the buzz of 2009 to claim their title as “the most contagiously energetic NYC band of the past 10 years.” NME hyperbolas aside, accolades for The Drums extend beyond the vicious hype machine over the pond, earning kudos from more respectable publication such as The New York Times and Rolling Stone.
Nevertheless, The Drums aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their tight little sleeves. Taking cues from the brooding minimalism of The Smiths and Joy Division to the glossy goo of new wave while mixing in a hint of surf rock twang, The Drums deliver well crafted and compact songs about the only things that matter in life: girlfriends, surfing, and friends. With so many bummer vibes i.e. wars, oil spills, and Sarah Palin, around every corner The Drums’ simple yet effective pop gems are the perfect prescription for the summer time blues.