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End of summer...back to school...and that means a batches of new albums, singles, concerts...so I'm excited to start this new season of New Music Tuesday (and go to scads of shows, too).
 
Before I get to what I showcased today, check out this ridiculously good piece of music:
 
 
 
 
And now, today's featured music:
 
The Drums are a band that seemed to arrive out of nowhere a couple of years ago.  They're a four-piece who know how to write a catchy pop song. Their self-titled debut full-length came out last June, and is split into two parts: the first half contains upbeat pop songs, and the second half is a bit darker and more introspective.  It was recorded in one of the band member (guitar, bass, keyboards) Jacob Graham's apartment in Florida, the band's apartment in New York City, and in a shack in Woodstock, New York.
 
Dark, light, upbeat, instrospective...doesn't matter. They know how to write a song that gets stuck in your head, like this one here:
 
 
 
For the second album, The Drums self-produced again and laid down some of the tracks in singer/keyboardist Jonny Pierce's kitchen. This new one, called Portamento, is out next Tuesday, September 6th...and here's the first single from the album, called "Money":
 
 
 
 Yay, The Drums are coming here on Tuesday, October 11th at Venue.

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