Saturday, May 22, 2010

Video: "Let's Go Surfing" by the Drums

There are a ton of indie bands aping the sounds of '80s new wave to certain degrees.  The Drums are one of the few bands where, especially from tracks like "I Felt Stupid", without knowing better, you could actually peg the music as coming out in the '80s. Certain production flourishes or lyrical quirks may blow its cover, but what's unmistakable is the Drums' penchant for the era.  "Let's Go Surfing", which is on last year's Summertime! EP and will appear on the band's self-titled debut LP coming out June 7th, is effective in its simplicity.  From the sunny whistling to Jonathan Pierce's carefree chorus, it charms from the very first listen.

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