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.
Its 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. Couldnt you hear this playing over a key montage sequence? Anyway, play the song and enjoy the warm weather if youve got it like we do here!