Brooklyn band The Drums serve up a master class in wired guitar-pop. Their infectious music is sourced in everything from '60s garage-rock to '70s power-pop and '80s post-punk and new-wave.
After creating buzz with their live shows, early singles and debut EP Summertime!, the band released their self-titled debut album last year to a fair bit of press acclaim, especially in the UK. This fall, after a turbulent year in which stylistic differences nearly drove the quintet to break up, the band returned with their sophomore release Portamento, which dropped September 2 on Island Records. In between their rise to fame, the band has found time to tour on both sides of the pond, including an opening gig for Florence & the Machine, as well as to record a track with one of their heroes, Edwyn Collins of the '80s Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice.
The Drums stopped by The Current studios to chat with Barb Abney and play a stripped-down acoustic set featuring the songs "Days," "Money" and "How it Ended."
- The Drums