Posts Tagged ‘“Summertime” EP’

The fanbase for one of the standout bands of 2009, The Drums, seems to have grown substantially in the past ten months.  The Brooklyn-based band, who formerly had residencies at Pianos and Don Hill’s in NYC (sometimes free admission shows), officially sold out Webster Hall last night as part of the CMJ Marathon.  Playing through a 70-minute set that included tracks from their first official self-titled album released in the UK and US this summer (and their EP, Summertime), original members Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham kept the energy at a solid level on stage – even when closing the show with their one ballad, “Down By The Water.”  Pierce seems to have become a more comfortable frontman on stage in comparison to a year ago.  If there were a Mick Jagger of the music indie-verse, Jonny would be it. 



Pix from The Drums‘ August 7th “Summertime” EP release party @ Don Hill’s.



WHO: The Drums are Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham; New York based and formerly of the now defunct band Elkland.

COMPARISONS:The Smiths meets Joy Division meets a little bit of Echo & the Bunnymen.

WORTHY: Any band that can make the 1950s sound (“Down by the Water”) and surf culture (“Let’s Go Surfing”) seem hip again deserves to be heard. Listen to the Smiths-infused “I Felt Stupid” – it’ll be on constant repeat in no time.

MORE: Visit them here and check out their myspace.  Catch them at Don Hill’s this Friday, 8.7., for their EP release party.  The “Summertime” EP is officially released through Twenty Seven Records on 9.15.