RIYL: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Wild Nothing, Girls, Elkland
Before The Drums, there was Elkland, one of the aughts’ finest bleeding heart synth pop groups. Â While their stint in the spotlight was short-lived, they wooed a significant amount of listeners into their world, carving out a proper niche in the indie music landscape forÂ their ‘lovesick loverboy’ ethos. Â FrontmanÂ Jonathan Pierce took the melancholy lyrical prose of Morrissey and the warmÂ synth techniquesÂ of Depeche Mode and found his voice, a style that he continues to add onÂ with his follow-up band The Drums.
Now on their 4th full-length since they began in 2010, The Drums ditched the synth-heavy leads, opting for a balance between brooding post-punkÂ and shimmery surf pop. Â It still bleeds with heartache, but it’s got a glisteningÂ guitar sheen and a driving bass groove to dry their tears. Â Check out first single Blood Under My Belt below and grab a copy of the album on orange wax after the ‘buy’ link.
The Drums â€“ Abysmal Thoughts 2xLP (Opaque Orange â€“ Limited to 1200)
This item is a pre-order item with an intended release date of June 16th, 2017.
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