The Drums

The Drums
Event on 2017-07-17 20:00:00
with Stef Chura
With The Drums newAbysmal Thoughts, band founder Jonny Pierce is making the exact album hes always held in his heart. Of course, this is The Drums, so that heart is brokenbut theres beauty and even bliss in this kind of heartbreak, as well as that special kind of glorious delirium that comes from taking everything life can throw at you and still walking away triumphant. IfAbysmal Thoughtsdoesnt sound at all abysmalreally, Pierce has rarely been this irresistibly popthats because this is a story about how to figure out what happiness means once the worst has already happened. Happinesscan beconfusing to me, says Pierce. It shows up out of nowhere, and before you can even get used to it, its vanished. ButAbysmal Thoughts?I can rely on themand with the political chaos that is raining down, who knows when these dark feelings will subside?Asthe last album cycle for the Drums finished and his long-term relationship with his former partner dissolved, Piercetook some time away from music altogether in hopes to reconnect with himself and find future inspiration. Determined to make a change, heended up leaving his longtime home in New York and found himself isolated in a large empty apartment in Los Angeles, all his plans for life and love suddenly in shambles: I said I wanted to let life happen? he says. Well, the universe listened and life began to fuck me real good! Buthonestly,I make the worst art when Im comfortable. The stuff that resonates with me the longestand that resonates with othersis always the stuff that comes out ofmyhardships and confusion.

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