The American Indie-pop band released the new single, “Days” off their 2nd studio album ‘Portamento’ (2011). This is the 3rd single off The Drums new album. The video features Amanda Lepore, an american model, performance artist & transgendered icon.
We wanted to write an album that was nothing but exactly how we felt. So there is some bluntness there. In America, I think saying you are an atheist is a pretty taboo thing, and being an atheist is kind of a lonely place to be. Even with my closest friends, they’ll sort of tolerate it, but I can kind of see in their eyes that they think I’m crazy. But I guess at the risk of looking like a lunatic, I’d rather just put something out there. I think we’ve always been a band that kind of likes to push buttons. Life is truly boring, so it’s nice to kind of poke a little bit. Even our management asked us, “Are you sure you want to open the album with a song that says that you don’t believe in God? Because that could be very polarizing.” And the fact that that concerned them made me all the more excited to put it at the beginning of the album. I grew up in a really religious household, and my mother and father are both pastors of the church, and I had a pretty extreme upbringing. They sort of enforced these ideas that I never really agreed with, and never really owned them myself, so now that I’ve grown up and have moved away, I’ve really been able to come to terms with how I actually feel. And in writing an honest album I didn’t want to leave that out.
The Drums, Money (from the upcoming album “Portamento”)
I fucking love The Drums. I Felt Stupid is a jam I play on repeat all the time. I could listen to any of their jams whenever really. I just love my Brooklyn adorableNew Order-ish/Joy Division-y dudes! Portamento is their new album (no US release date as of yet) and the fun as can be track “Money” will be on it. If Money is any indication of what we are in store for on all of “Portamento” oh it’s gonna be a glorious album. I can’t wait