The Drums have returned just a year after their debut with a follow-up that puts them a step above a lot of contemporary indie bands. The surf-pop influences that provided an undertone to their debut EP Summertime! and to their first self-titled full-length somehow add a level of sophistication on this catchy but mature second album. Traditionally, the sophomore album is a tricky one for bands who rise to any kind of prominence with their debut, but The Drums should have no issues. Portamento establishes that the band have staying power, with tracks that manage to be as haunting as they are catchy. Rather than breaking from the indie formula, they’ve made it their own through excellent production and little touches that make this feel different.
ARTIST: The Drums
RELEASE DATE: September 13, 2011
TIME: 45:17 min.
01. Book of Revelations [03:29]
02. Days [04:29]
03. What You Were [03:15]
04. Money [03:53]
05. Hard to Love [03:53]
06. I Don’t Know How to Love [03:22]
07. Searching for Heaven [02:49]
08. Please Don’t Leave [04:11]
09. If He Likes I Let Him Do It [03:51]
10. I Need A Doctor [04:16]
11. In the Cold [03:29]
12. How It Ended [04:20]
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