Jonny Pierce visits Amoeba Hollywood to meet fans and sign copies of «Abysmal Thoughts» this Monday, June 19 at 5pm. Purchase «Abysmal Thoughts» on CD, LP or indie exclusive clear vinyl in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 16th and receive an admission ticket to the 6/19 signing event. Space is limited! 1 ticket per album, max 3 per customer (if purchasing for others to attend).
The Drums will be back in Los Angeles for FYF Fest on July 22nd.
Three years after the release of their third record, The Drums signed with Anti- Records and will release their fourth album, «Abysmal Thoughts,» on June 16th. The first single, “Blood Under My Belt,” the first taste of «Abysmal Thoughts,» and is quintessential Drums: a real heartbreaker disguised as a sunny track, showcasing frontman Jonny Pierce’s masterful pop sensibility.
Across a year and three months of home recording between Los Angeles and his cabin in upstate New York—with the same guitar, synthesizer, drum machine and reverb unit he’s played since the beginning of The Drums—Pierce put together «Abysmal Thoughts.» With help from engineer Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts, Mannequin Pussy and more), the result is an unflinching autobiography with Pierce back in full control of the band. He’s back to not just writing all the songs by himself but playing every instrument, too, this time realizing exactly his own personal vision for the band. Not coincidentally, it’s some of the most revelatory work he’s ever done. It is a vivid self-portrait, alive with the hyperdramatic emotional potency of the Smiths, the arch literary pop moves of New Zealanders like the Verlaines and the Clean, and the riotous clatter-punk power of the UK DIY bands of 1979.