i freely admit that the name of this band is what initially prompted me to listen—i have always been a sucker for drummers. but it’s the music that keeps me listening.
this indie trio from brooklyn, ny, hit the ground running last year with a self-titled album, which rolling stone dubbed “one of the best indie pop debuts of the year.” this september, the drums released an even stronger—in my opinion, at least—follow-up album: portamento. but with influences like the smiths and joy division, how can you go wrong?
Oh, and a shout out to my love on her special day. Happy Birthday, La La! this video’s for you.