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Portamento

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Book of Revelations
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Days
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What You Were
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Money
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Hard To Love
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I Don't Know How To Love
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Searching For Heaven
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Please Don't Leave
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If He Likes It Let Him Do It
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I Need A Doctor
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In The Cold
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How It Ended
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 45:23

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

09.06.11
The Drums, Portamento
2011 | Label: Frenchkiss Records / The Orchard

“I believe that when we die, we die,” sings Jonathan Pierce on “Book of Revelations,” the opening cut of this Brooklyn indie band’s second album. Given that Pierce is an ex-born-again Christian, and that the Drums have often hid behind stylistic readymades (the video for early single “Down By the Water” was an exact recreation of a Shangri-Las’ performance on mid-’60s teen show Shindig! right down to the time code), such frankness comes as a… read more »

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here's the catch!

friedpudding

washed up on the city beach these boys play infectious pop that bears repeated listening . driven along by funky bass and chiming guitar riffs with sweet vocals saying dark things in catchy phrases . the drums sound fresh when in a happy trance . as others here say totally Factory inspired but there's that hint of Beach Boys magic lurking that makes it something new as well, especially on \"Days\" - \"Money\" and \"If He Likes It Let Him Do It\" . recommended stricture

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Fun, smartly quirky and dark

Smalltownghosts

The Drums have shaken off the corn and girl group influences in order to make an adult pop album that sounds like the beach in the winter. It is dark and desolate, yet, it is still the beach and there are definitely rays of hope that shine through. for a more in depth review, visit www.yarnly.com

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30- and 40-somethings called it college rock

ojalvo

If you liked "college rock" in the 80s (now called indie rock) and are seeking new bands to enjoy, try The Drums. Poppy, quirky, simple low-fi songs that remind you of (but don't sound exactly like) the Smiths, the Cure, or Joy Division in their ability to seem emotionally raw and vulnerable, while still inspiring toe tapping and some not-so-sharp 80s dance moves. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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