The Drums On The Radio
The New Yorkers play four songs on KEXP
The Drums were at the KEXP radio station last October for a short gig and an interview. The video recording of that event has just surfaced on YouTube. In the brief conversation, they talked about “Portamento”, explained its title, and discussed the handclaps Jonathan Pierce uses so much. They played three songs from the album, “ What You Were”, “ Money”, and “ Easy”; alongside the first song they ever wrote together, “ Best Friend”. In comparison to Pierce's somewhat histrionic poses, it's refreshing to see the band that relaxed.