The Drums Return with 'Abysmal Thoughts'
Published Mar 01, 2017Three years removed from releasing their Encyclopedia LP, the Drums have lifted the curtain on a follow-up record. Titled Abysmal Thoughts, the record will arrive through Anti- on June 16.
Twelve tracks in length, Abysmal Thoughts was recorded by Jonny Pierce over a period of a year and three months between Los Angeles and his cabin in Upstate New York. Engineered by Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts), the record is said to be an "unflinching autobiography" of Pierce inspired by a breakup that saw him move from New York to Los Angeles.
"I said I wanted to let life happen?" Pierce said in a statement. "Well, the universe listened and life began to fuck me real good! But honestly, I make the worst art when I'm comfortable. The stuff that resonates with me the longest — and that resonates with others — is always the stuff that comes out of my misery."
He continued: "Happiness can be confusing to me. It shows up out of nowhere, and before you can even get used to it, it's vanished. But Abysmal Thoughts? I can rely on them — and with the political chaos that is raining down, who knows when these dark feelings will subside?"
Hear the new album track "Blood Under My Belt" in the player at the bottom of the page.
Below, you can also find the album's tracklist, as well as a series of upcoming tour dates. Included is a date in Vancouver on July 18.
2. I'll Fight For Your Life
3. Blood Under My Belt
4. Heart Basel
5. Shoot The Sun Down
6. Head Of The Horse
7. Under The Ice
8. Are U Fucked
9. Your Tenderness
10. Rich Kids
11. If All We Share (Means Nothing)
12. Abysmal Thoughts
03/08 Pomona, CA - The Glass House
03/09 Las Vegas, NV - Neon Reverb Festival
03/10 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
03/11 Phoenix, AZ – VIVA Phx
03/12 El Paso, CA – Lowbrow Palace
03/14 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/15 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/16 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/17 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/18 Dallas, TX - Trees
07/17 Seattle, WA - Neumos
07/18 Vancouver, BC - Venue
07/19 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
07/21 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
07/30 Oro-Medonte, ON - Wayhome Music and Arts Festival