I preordered the new album [vinyl] from The Drums after I listened to it yesterday at WKNC (it just went into circulation), and it is EVERYTHING. I can’t even begin to describe my feelings toward it because I’m terrible at writing, but it’s bound to be my favorite album from them. Their sound is a little different, a little more synthy, but it’s still distinctly The Drums. The lyrical content of this album is beautiful, and they use male pronouns! As a gay man this little detail makes a world of difference in the way I fully connect to the song because you aren’t just applying a hetero experience to your life, you’re relating to someone who actually had a relationship quite like your own, and I don’t know, it’s what I needed from this slightly more mature The Drums album. I feel like each new album oddly feels like it was written for whatever is going on in my life when it comes out. Anyway. Y’all probably don’t care what I have to say, so just check out the album when it drops!