“This song was originally going to be released back in 2014, but I didn’t feel the version I had was good enough to release,” The Drums’ Jonny Pierce explained. “It was only after we re-recorded it with bending, haunting strings did the song feel good enough to let into the world. It’s a song about loving someone at peak level only to get little to nothing in return.”
This past April The Drums released their critically acclaimed fifth album Brutalism, the follow-up to 2017’s Abysmal Thoughts, which marked the band’s first release as a solo project from frontman Jonny Pierce. On Brutalism, a lot is different. The album is defined by growth, transformation, and questions, but it doesn’t provide all the answers. It’s rooted in an emotional rawness, but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude, and crippling self-doubt.
This summer The Drums will continue to tour in support of Brutalism with a run of West coast dates that will hit San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and more. All upcoming dates are listed below.
7/25 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
7/26 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
7/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
7/30 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
7/31 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
8/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
8/2 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
8/3 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
8/6 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
8/7 – Vancouver, Canada – Imperial Vancouver
8/8 – Seattle, WA – Showbox