Bonnaroo Spotlight: The Drums

This week’s Bonnaroo Spotlight features Brooklyn based indie-pop outfit The Drums. Formed by childhood friends Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, the band began their road to Bonnaroo back in 2009 when they moved to New York City and were subsequently dubbed “New York’s official coolest new band,” by NME. With an EP, Summertime!, and a full-length self-titled record under their belt, The Drums have proved themselves to be worthy of a slot on this year’s Roo lineup. With songs like “Down by the Water,” “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “The Future,” The Drums produce a sound that is reminiscent of The Cure and one that is obviously inspired by the various artists who made their big breaks releasing albums for Factory Records back in the 80s. With so many great bands playing down on the farm this year it is going to be difficult to avoid scheduling conflicts, but I will definitely be making time to see The Drums. Here is one great quote from the band as to why you should do the same, “We only write about two feelings: one is the first day of summer when you and all of your friends are standing on the edge of a cliff watching the sun set and being overcome with all of your hopes and dreams at once. The other is when you’re walking alone in the rain and realize you will be alone forever.” Now if that isn’t intriguing enough for you, check out the two tracks below and then tell me you won’t be dancing with me in June.

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