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The Drums?

Post by Sasha » Tue Apr 27, 2010 05:52

Does anybody else like them? To me, they're pretty much the most quintessential example of indie-pop (besides The Pains of Being Pure at Heart).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUubQj7g56E - "Best Friend" (my favorite)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ehCWZgl ... re=related - "I Felt Stupid"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dBv4i0d ... re=related - "Let's Go Surfing"

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Post by Elpresidente » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:45

No I don't think anyone does. Who are they?
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Post by cupcake_love » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:49

i believe they had their first gig at last years NYC popfest. i could be wrong though.

anyway, i have this weird ambivalent emotion about them. i think it might be that i hate that i love them.
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Re: The Drums?

Post by iainmayfield » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:59

Not a fan......the words "Coldplay" and "trying too hard" spring to mind....

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Re: The Drums?

Post by richpassivity » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:07

HORSE SHOES are way better!
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Post by linus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 13:42

the knight school remix of let's go surfing was the bomb diggetty, fo' real

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Re: The Drums?

Post by Silence... » Tue Apr 27, 2010 14:04

O dear... no no no, they are very irritating. What's with the haw haw haw haw haw haw song?

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Post by hearts » Tue Apr 27, 2010 17:21

they're super-hyped, the kinda band that gets name-dropped in The Guardian when a writer is trying to show how avant garde they are. but clawing through the hype i actually quite like them. well, i like 'i felt stupid', which is definitely guilty pleasure. except, i don't really feel guilty about it. at all. hm. shh now.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 17:46

hearts wrote:they're super-hyped, the kinda band that gets name-dropped in The Guardian when a writer is trying to show how avant garde they are. but clawing through the hype i actually quite like them. well, i like 'i felt stupid', which is definitely guilty pleasure. except, i don't really feel guilty about it. at all. hm. shh now.
yeah! i agree with this. they're not amazing, by any means, but i quite like the few tracks of theirs i have heard.

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Re: The Drums?

Post by Sasha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 09:08

Horse Shoes is awesome too.

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Re: The Drums?

Post by bartblueboy » Wed Apr 28, 2010 19:15

I really don't understand why people should feel guilty about liking the Drums.
I mean, I know the Enemy (oops, sorry, NME) seems to like them too (and they usually only seem to like shit bands), but hey, what if for once the NME have got it absolutely right.
The Drums are great and I'm sure their best is yet to come ... well, I hope so anyway.
And, I'm sorry, but if they had kept releasing songs on the wonderful Holiday records (or another small label) only and they hadn't been hyped (by some sources we might not like), some people would never have uttered the words "guilty" pleasures, which is just plain silly.
The fact that the NME likes them doesn't suddenly turn them into something bad, does it ?

Of course they can't quite compete with the mighty Horse Shoes ! That really is a band to die for.

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Post by SwansonG » Wed Apr 28, 2010 19:24

I love them too. But not as much as the wonderful "Horse Shoes",and also the other Jacob Graham's bands like "http://www.myspace.com/acornboys or "Victory VIII".

Their first album will be out the 7th of June :

01. Best Friend
02. Me And The Moon
03. Let’s Go Surfing
04. Skippin’ Town
05. Book Of Stories
06. Forever And Ever, Amen
07. Down By The Water
08. It Will All End In Tears
09. We Tried
10. I Need Fun In My Life
11. I’ll Never Drop My Sword
12. The Future

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Post by everard » Wed Apr 28, 2010 20:15

bartblueboy wrote:but hey, what if for once the NME have got it absolutely right.
catchy songs are never the full reason the nme will hype a band: it certainly helps that they're good looking, young & mostly that they're willing to jump through the industry hoops too.

the bullshit may not affect the quality of their music, but definitely affects how passionately people in a relatively underground scene might feel about them.

bucking the trend of the thread, i prefer the drums to horse shoes.

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Post by hearts » Wed Apr 28, 2010 21:12

bartblueboy wrote:I really don't understand why people should feel guilty about liking the Drums.
I mean, I know the Enemy (oops, sorry, NME) seems to like them too (and they usually only seem to like shit bands), but hey, what if for once the NME have got it absolutely right.
The Drums are great and I'm sure their best is yet to come ... well, I hope so anyway.
And, I'm sorry, but if they had kept releasing songs on the wonderful Holiday records (or another small label) only and they hadn't been hyped (by some sources we might not like), some people would never have uttered the words "guilty" pleasures, which is just plain silly.
The fact that the NME likes them doesn't suddenly turn them into something bad, does it ?

Of course they can't quite compete with the mighty Horse Shoes ! That really is a band to die for.
well, my first instinct is to feel guilty, admittedly, which is shame on me, but in the comment i tried to qualify that initial reaction to their music. i wasn't aware that the nme hyped them, but i guess that's a no-brainer if everyone else is hyping them. the fact is that excessive hype does change your reactions to bands - at least mine - but as long as you make sure that, ultimately, you're judging them on the things that matter, i think that's okay. right?

on the nme liking stuff - the last issue i bought had crystal castles on the cover (yeah, it was aaaages ago) and was peppered with stuff i like (vivian girls, el guincho, other good stuff). so i thought maybe they're at last letting quality creep into their pages. but i think that issue also had a review of deerhoof's friend opportunity describing them as bloc party if they went to parties and got girls. wuh? i didn't buy the next issue.

horse shoes? i don't know them.
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Post by colinsmitten » Wed Apr 28, 2010 22:35

i quite like the drums! their songs are fun to listen to and that's my main criteria.

i wouldn't know what the nme liked - i haven't really read it in 15 years...

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Re: The Drums?

Post by Sasha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 23:59

I don't get why people consider them a guilty pleasure? What makes them any different from The Smiths or any other indie-pop band for that matter?

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Post by iainmayfield » Thu Apr 29, 2010 08:58

Sasha wrote:I don't get why people consider them a guilty pleasure? What makes them any different from The Smiths or any other indie-pop band for that matter?
They're hardly in the same league as the smiths - are they? What a bizarre comparison to draw? Are you listening to the right band?

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Post by linus » Thu Apr 29, 2010 09:08

it's four blokes with guitars, innit?

it's not as if the smiths were some sonic revolutionaries who changed the atomic structure of our ears by virtue of their far out chops performed on sonic devices fashioned from heavy artillery, an orgone accumulator and some genetically engineered whale-sparrows wired up to a screaming flesh harpsichord

admittedly they had a charismatic, witty (if you like) and erudite singer and a somewhat nimble and groovy guitarist but they were still four blokes with guitars... it's not that bizarre a comparison, is it?

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Re: The Drums?

Post by islandhopper » Thu Apr 29, 2010 09:26

Not really.

I would also think that not liking a band specifically because they're in the NME is a far worse crime than liking a band because the NME seems to like them.

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Re: The Drums?

Post by indiansummer » Thu Apr 29, 2010 09:36

islandhopper wrote:I would also think that not liking a band specifically because they're in the NME is a far worse crime than liking a band because the NME seems to like them.
I fully endorse this statement.
fogofideas wrote:it's four blokes with guitars, innit? ... it's not that bizarre a comparison, is it?
all this too.

i've still not heard The Drums.

Are they any good?
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