Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Drums - Summertime! EP [2009]

The band that brought you the (should have been) song of the summer.

The NYC (by way of Florida) band bring the summer vibe back into our already heavy autumn heads with something that could get championed college rockers Vampire Weekend to up their game on their pending second record.

Their debut EP could have been made with their love of surf rock like The Beach Boys merged with new wave offerings from The Cure. Whatever it is, it works. I'm almost 99% sure they've already accomplished that perfect pop song in "Let's Go Surfing" (If your ears already haven't had the pleasure of hearing this yet, do it...do it NOW). This is the feel good song you've waited all summer for, right from the infectious whistling, down to the "I've fallen in love for the first time" lyrics you used to hum as a sixteen year old.

Another EP highlight is "Down By The Water" with it's melancholy vocals and tranquil tones really shows that The Drums are already matching lyric content with melody across the board.

Let's pretend for one minute that this band hasn't received any of the recent hype from every media outlet across the Internet right now. This band seem like there's a huge wave taking them all the way to thousands of new hearts. If you love this like I do, then don't fret, a full length has been promised to drop in the new year, hopefully bubbling with more carefree and good times vibes.

Expect to hear much more from The Drums, a larger UK tour and many, many festival appearances next year.

RIYL: The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart, Vampire Weekend, Girls, Summer, Indie-Pop.




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