Better Than: Catching whiffs of patchouli-doused protestors at the Climate March.
All photos Lindsey Rhoades
After extensive touring in support of wildly successful sophomore record Portamento, it seemed as though the Drums were about to break up. Charismatic lead singer Jonny Pierce announced the impending release of his first solo album late last year, as did co-founding member Jacob Graham under the moniker Cascading Slopes. Everyone else, including the band's management, had parted ways. For an indie band with that much momentum, the radio silence said everything.
Pierce and Graham, it turns out, were more dedicated to keeping the Drums beating than they'd been willing to admit. They revealed that a third Drums album, Encyclopedia, would hit stores in September. NYC area fans had the chance to get their paws on the record a few days ahead of its release at the Williamsburg outpost of Rough Trade, and as though that weren't reward enough, the LP came with two wristbands to an in-store performance on Sunday afternoon.More »