The Drums announce new album, tour dates, after having successfully killed a couple years of time

The Drums announce new album, tour dates, after having successfully killed a couple years of time

Boy, time just gets away from you, don’t it? One moment you’re eight years old and playing Zelda, next moment you’re 99 years old and deader than dirt. Oops! New romantic revivalists The Drums know this feeling all too well. You blink your eyes and suddenly it’s 2014 and you haven’t put out any music since sophomore record Portamento in 2011, nor have you toured since 2012. Blink ‘em again and, buddy, right in the grave. That said, The Drums aren’t going to let that happen, because they’ve cooked up a nice bit of activity. FIRST: they have a new record called Encyclopedia coming out September 23. Check out the first single, “Magic Mountain,” at Noisey and/or watch a teaser for the album:

SECOND: The Drums are going on tour. Having recently returned to the world of live music by playing in Times Square this past week, the group will cool their heels until September. At that point, they will begin a tour taking them across the United States. Once the touring is finished, they will return to their homes and, eventually, the grave.

The Drums dates:

09.15.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
09.16.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.17.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.2014 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.22.14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09.24.14 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile-End
09.25.14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
09.27.14 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09.29.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
10.01.14 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10.02.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10.03.14 - Sacramento, CA - TBD Festival
10.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
10.06.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10.08.14 - Portland, OR - Portland Star
10.09.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
10.10.14 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune

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