Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Next Big Thing: The Drums

Every time I hear The Drums’ music, especially first single “Let’s Go Surfing” (and other leaked tracks “Don’t Be a Jerk, Jonny” and “Me and the Moon”), I think it’d be perfect in a John Hughes film. The NYC-by-way-of-Florida duo has cleverly taken the lo-fi beach-rock template and given it an early-’80s spin: a little more boppy, a little more aching, and a little more synth-y. More OMD, if you will. It’s only a matter of time before someone tries a lo-fi Simple Minds sound…

The Drums: Let’s Go Surfing (from RCRD LBL)
from the EP Summertime!
MP3The Drums - Summertime! - EP - Let's Go SurfingMYSPACEOFFICIAL SITE

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