Three years after the release of their third record, today The Drums announce that they have signed with Anti Records and reveal the details of their fourth album. “Abysmal Thoughts” (quotation marks included) will be released on June 16th, and the first single is streaming now via Pitchfork. “Blood Under My Belt,” the first taste of “Abysmal Thoughts,” is quintessential Drums: a real heartbreaker disguised as a sunny track, showcasing frontman Jonny Pierce’s masterful pop sensibility. Listen to the track HERE, and pre-order/stream “Abysmal Thoughts” HERE.
With The Drums’ new record, band founder Jonny Pierce is making the exact album he’s always held in his heart. Of course, this is The Drums, so that heart is broken—but there’s beauty and even bliss in this kind of heartbreak. “I said I wanted to let life happen?” he says. “Well, the universe listened and life began to fuck me real good! But honestly, I make the worst art when I’m comfortable. The stuff that resonates with me the longest—and that resonates with others—is always the stuff that comes out of my misery.”
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