KEXP at CMJ, Day 1: The Drums

photos by Brittney Bush Bollay

Brooklyn band The Drums came in existence when former members of Elkland/Goat Explosion decided to put away synthesizers and pick up guitars. The result is and interesting juxtaposition of Joy Division, New Order, and The Beach Boys. The release of their first album earlier this summer created quite a buzz and earned them spots on several Best of the Year So Far lists, and they were very recently featured as one of KEXP’s Song of the Day podcasts (this past Monday

During their session at the Ace Hotel NYC during CMJ, as presented by KEXP and Toyota’s Free Yr Radio, The Drums captivated the audience with their frenetic dancing, imminently catchy songs and anachronistically polite song intro and outros — I mean, who bows anymore? … no one as good as them, that’s for sure! Frontman Jonathan Pierce moves onstage like a man possessed (by the spirit of Ian Curtis) and his jerky dancing may have been best described by DJ Sharlese: “It’s a mating call!”

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One Comment

  1. cowboy
    Posted October 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Man, The Drums are awesome!

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