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There is more than one group named The Drums:
1) an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, NY
2) an American experimental band from San Francisco

1) The Drums are an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, NY. Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham met at summer camp when they were children and have been best friends ever since. Soon after their initial meeting, they formed Goat Explosion and toured extensively in North America during their teenage years. Around 2003, Pierce and Adam Kessler formed Elkland. In the meantime, Graham formed a band called Horse Shoes (Shelflife Records). Pierce ultimately decided to take a few years off from writing music after becoming disillusioned with the music business and parted ways with Elkland in 2005.

The Drums were formed in late 2006. Relocating to New York, The Drums added former Elkland guitarist Adam Kessler on second guitar and NYC born drummer Connor Hanwick (formerly of lo-fi teen pop duo Cape of No Hope) to the line up and set up a month long residency at a small club on the lower east side of Manhattan. They released their debut single Let’s Go Surfing on on 15 September 2009, which the Let’s Go Surfing Songfacts reports was inspired by Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential election.

As of September 2010, guitarist Adam Kessler has left the band.


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  • SexualNintendo


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  • Luiz_Landa

    I cannot understand the love for I Can't Pretend, such a boring and lame song

    Yesterday 4:40pm Reply
  • Dack47

    #TheDrums #Encyclopedia MAKE ME CRY AND MAKE ME HAPPY. 10/10

    18 Sep 4:50am Reply
  • Ivansxm

    New album is good, but is not like The Drums classic sound anymore.

    17 Sep 6:34pm Reply
  • IanGreen05

    I REALLY LOVE "I Can't Pretend" ♥

    16 Sep 4:26pm Reply
  • IanGreen05

    new album <3

    16 Sep 4:24pm Reply
  • WhatsADick4

    I Hope Time Doesn't Change Him ♥

    15 Sep 5:19am Reply
  • willythefucker


    14 Sep 6:38pm Reply
  • AnnGubina

    best band ever [2] Encyclopedia <3 ОФИГЕНЧИК КАРОЧ

    14 Sep 9:15am Reply
  • BrunoLuis1

    best band ever

    14 Sep 7:48am Reply
  • ianrappp

    new album is amazing wow love how it's different from the s/t and portamento

    14 Sep 5:32am Reply
  • dougieuchoa

    LET ME >>>>

    14 Sep 12:18am Reply

    Face of God!

    13 Sep 9:01pm Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    These two singles from the new album are bad, but the rest of it is quite enjoyable.

    13 Sep 7:11pm Reply
  • _renanbass

    awww new albummm

    13 Sep 5:54pm Reply
  • StuW91

    What an album! Took me three listens to get into it, but it's easily their best yet. Favourite has to be Face of God. Bring on November :)

    13 Sep 3:05pm Reply
  • MyMorningGlory

    New album is a completely horrible, unadventerous, unprincipled piece of shit

    13 Sep 10:44am Reply
  • Fintelligent

    The new albums is a definition of failure for me. Open the fucking dictionary (or, ironically, encyclopedia), find an article about failure, you will see this album's cover art

    13 Sep 7:54am Reply
  • godesu

    magic mountain is really good, the only thing wrong about it is it being a-sided over the rules of your life

    13 Sep 6:16am Reply
  • skeletocat

    besides the first single, the album is a step in the right direction imo.

    13 Sep 4:19am Reply
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