Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham met at summer camp when they were children and have been best friends ever since. The Drumswere formed in late 2006. Relocating to New York, The Drums added former Elkland guitarist Adam Kessler on second guitar and NYC born drummer Connor Hanwick (formerly of lo-fi teen pop duo Cape Of No Hope) to the line up and set up a month long residency at a small club on the lower east side of Manhattan. As of September 2010, guitarist Adam Kessler has left the band.
It seems to me that this band has been through some changes here and there but nonetheless the sound is still authentic as it is. The surf rock’esque poppy feel is uplifting and it just randomly came up on my shuffle as I was doing work at my desk. This is their hit single that really got this album moving and it’s simply a fun song. I can totally see this being played at show and everyone just movin’ their feet clapping their hands to the beat and of course, especially those girls just prancing around like no one’s watching letting their hair loose getting crazy (nothing wrong with that - saw that at American Apparel once and girl was embarrassed since I was watching).
If you’re into this kind of sound - I recommend this album. That’s if you’re looking for something new or that upbeat and fun-moving sound.
The Drums - In the Cold [LC recommends]
Whoa - is it me or do they really sound like The Smiths meets The Cure?