The Drums return with new album 'Encyclopedia'
The Drums have released their third full-length album entitled ‘Encyclopedia’, through Minor Records this week.
Including the single ‘Magic Mountain’, this new LP sees the band’s two founding members namely Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham, embrace a darker sound, exploring the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love.
As NME states “The Drums have proved that for all the prevalence of glittery synth-carting unicorn-botherers in our times, there's still a hurricane of heartsore life in guitar pop.”
Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, The Drums catapulted onto the scene with their ‘Summertime!’ EP. This debut release led to a flurry of critical acclaim, including the band picking up NME’s Phillip Hall Radar Award and securing a place on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist. With ‘Encyclopedia’ The Drums prove that they are much more than just another hype band. To quote The New York Times “The songs are literal. Pierce has no secrets. What he feels, he sings, and matter-of-factly so…an intensity emerges that’s far beyond lyrics or any of a song’s constituent parts. It’s just there.”