Friday, November 27, 2009


The footstep of summer is near, and what better way to welcome it with the release of "Summertime!" by The Drums. Hailed from Florida, The Drums - Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham combine the sunny sounds of American surf pop with whistling, handclaps, simple drum beats and a hint of synth to create irresistibly, easygoing pop tunes.

The EP, containing six tracks of bubblegum pop, is massively likable, not to mention danceable. Most tracks are about surfing, friends, love, and wholesome summer partying. Lead single "Let's Go Surfing" is a perfect example of The Drums' style. It is filled with catchy jangly riffs and has more hooks than a fisherman's hat. "Saddest Summer' is a three and a half minutes of pop gem. It is so insanely upbeat that it contradicts with the track title.

Another fine three-and-a-half-minutes comes in at the climax - "Down By The Water". 60's pop with Glasvegas-like bass line and soft thumps and hi-claps on the percussion, the tracks shows that The Drums is no one trick pony.

Instant classic. Highly recommended.

The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
The Drums - Saddest Summer
The Drums - Down By The Water

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