The Drums by, well, The Drums!

Photography by XxrockgoddessxX

I’ve never gone surfing.  Being a Floridian and now living in Ohio, though I’m too familiar with beaches, the act of hopping on a board and standing on a wave as it takes you back to shore eludes me.  How an entire of genre of music is based on the act of surfing is besides me.  Where’s Bike Pop?  No clue.  But when I listen to The Drums, besides the 80’s pop that seems to permeate much of what I’m, I can’t help but think about golden beaches, sunsets, and dodging sharks on a piece of styrofoam.

How does that work?  Have we been programmed that a certain guitar technique with a vaguely warm-harmonied sound somehow belongs on a beach somewhere?  Weird.

Well, here we are though, some New Yorkers have captured a bucket of California sand and created some infectiously brilliant pop that will at once have you want to don your best Robert Smith make-up AND your hibiscus swim trunks.

You know. In hindsight, maybe that’s not a good idea.

Best Friend
Me And The Moon
Let’s Go Surfing

Book Of Stories
Skippin’ Town
Forever And Ever Amen

Down By The Water
It Will All End In Tears
We Tried
I Need Fun In My Life
I’ll Never Drop My Sword
The Future

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4 comments for “The Drums by, well, The Drums!

  1. June 10, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    well the drums are my fave band Eva and it’s so true about what you said about hopping on a price of styrofoam, I’d join you anyday and we can go surfing (even though I can’t surf anyway)

  2. margaret
    June 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    what a perfect summer band and soundtrack! party, w00t!
    (by the way, on the side bar, it says you’re reading infinite jest. is it worth the endeavor?)

  3. June 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    @jack – I hear ya!Though, I think if it doesn’t have handle bars, I may be on th e inept side! lol.

    @margaret – I like it, but man, it’s a lot of book….. a lot! I’m taking a break from it now with Chuck Palaniishkdhfkhakjhdkjuk’s Pygmy (can never remember how to spell his name), and I like it. I think after all of this, I’m going to need me some easy fun sci-fi! ha!

  4. June 12, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    Really like your blog and will pipe in with comments from time to time. Good band here and you may know that co-founder Jacob hails from Youngstown, speaking of Ohio. I saw them twice at SXSW. Very strong live and it seems the album is a good one. Interesting they’re putting very little effort into the US at this point.

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