The Drums make a very English-sounding noise for a band based in Brooklyn. The songs are buoyed up by burbling bass lines and tinny-yet-warm New Wave-y synths that call to mind The Cure, first and foremost, but also feel like New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, Happy Mondays and a host of imitators from the era.

It’s also American too, though, in the way that UK bands dominated the soundtracks for those warm-and-fuzzy John Hughes coming-of-age movies . Take “Forever and Ever Amen,” the song from the video above. Couldn’t you hear this playing over a key montage sequence? Anyway, play the song and enjoy the warm weather if you’ve got it like we do here!

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  1. It’s shite. It’s like most indie american music, unoriginal and ripping of the same set of bands from the blighty. Hopeless.

    “…The Cure, first and foremost, but also feel like New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen, Happy Mondays and a host of imitators from the era.”

    Imitators from the era, what happy mondays is an imitator of the Cure. Arse.

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