The Brooklyn band is back, and it sounds like they never left.
The Drums are back. Below, Noisey has the premiere of "Magic Mountain," the first new music from the band in three years—but don't worry, they're still The Drums you know and love. Of the song, vocalist Jonny Pierce says, "Not since the Summertime EP has it been just Jacob and I left up to our own devices. Now that we’re back to just the two founding members, we figured we could do whatever we wanted and run with it. Together, we had just one goal: let go of any preconceived ideas that anyone has about The Drums and make songs to be as grand and majestic as we want them to be. "Magic Mountain" is a sparkling reflection of our last three years. It's about shedding off what binds you and protecting whats good, finding a safe place away from everyone and everything that wants to destroy you."
That all sounds very positive, so we're down to listen to this track while skipping down the sidewalk in the sunshine. We suggest you do the same, or do whatever you do that makes you happy, man. Stream it below, and catch the band on tour this coming fall.
09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30
09/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/24 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/01 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/03 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Portland Star
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune