The Drums are finally back. It’s been three year since their last album 2014’s Encyclopedia. Their new album is titled “Abysmal Thoughts” and will be released on June 16 via their new label ANTI-. You can preorder it now, right here.

Today, along with the album announcement, The Drums have released the album’s first single, “Blood Under My Belt.” If you’re a fan of The Drums, it won’t take much to win you over with this one, as it’s very much got that classic Drums sound. Crisp and crunchy guitars that ring a summer-ready alarm, all over the rather sad and nostalgic vocals of frontman Jonny Pierce.

“Abysmal Thoughts” was recorded across a year and three months of home recording between Los Angeles and Pierce’s cabin in upstate New York, using the same guitar, synthesizer, drum machine and reverb units that were used since the very beginning of the band. Pierce was in full control of this album, writing all of the songs by himself and playing all the instruments, resulting in some of the msot revelatory work that he’s ever released.

Enjoy a stream of “Blood Under My Belt” below, along with some newly announced tour dates.

The Drums Tour Dates:

March 8th: The Glass House – Pomona, CA
March 9th: Neon Reverb Festival – Las Vegas, NV
March 10th: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
March 11th: Viva PHX – Phoenix, AZ
March 12th: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, CA
March 14th: SXSW – Austin, TX
March 15th: SXSW – Austin, TX
March 16th: Anti- Showcase @ SXSW – Austin, TX
March 17th: Culture Collide/Anti- Day Party @ SXSW – Austin, TX
March 18th: Trees – Dallas, TX
July 17th: Neumos – Seattle, WA
July 18th: Venue – Vancouver, BC
July 19th: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
July 21st: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
July 30th: Wayhome Music and Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON





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