Drums, The / Portamento
Album: Portamento   Collection:General
Artist:Drums, The   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Frenchkiss Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-16 Pull Date: 2012-03-19
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 24, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
4. Mar 05, 2018: new year, new me
How It Ended
2. Oct 17, 2019: Radiant Airwaves
Book Of Revelation
5. Dec 07, 2017: moodswings
What You Were
3. Sep 10, 2018: regular school / summer skool
How It Ended
6. Sep 29, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-01-07
It’s peppy. It’s poppy. It’s ‘indie’ if you wish. It’s got a bit of a retro vibe going back to The Smiths on uppers, or something akin to that, with just a hint of some dark, goth, post-punkish type stuff. Use of synths, drum machines, guitars, bass, backing vocals. It’s alluring, downer but upbeat stuff - all songs are Mid tempo. Band is based out of N.Y. and this is their second full-length. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 3, 4, 6, 10.

1. (3:30) MId. Catchy, peppy, with handclaps, clangy guitar, backing vocals.
2. (4:29) Mid. A bit dreamy albeit upbeat. Plodding beat, up guitar.
3. *(3:15) MId. Driving, propelling beat, strong bass (or is that a guitar?), backing vocals, pretty and upbeat.
4. *(3:54) Mid / Fast. Quick beat, cool bass line, handclaps or keys / synth, echoey. Great lyric ‘I want to buy you something...but I don’t have any money’.
5. (3:53) Mid. Handclap, synth, drum start. Gets fuller as it goes on.
6. *(3:22) Mid. Frantic guitar, drums. Driving, echoey vocal. Big and epic-sounding. Quiet, spacey ending.
7. (2:49) Mid. Keyboard stuff with processed horns or strings. Stretched out vocal delivery. Dreamy, ethereal, a bit trippy. 0:20 silence at end.
8. (4:12) Mid. Guitar, drum machine, fingersnaps, backing vocals. Dense and driving.
9. (3:51) Mid. A bit dark, guitar and bass playing off one another. Trippy high-pitched vocal in the back.
10. *(4:16) Mid. Hypnotic bass, plodding beat. A bit dreamy, yet upbeat. Long fade-out.
11. (3:29) Mid. Stretched-out vocals, echoey, disjointed beat. Long fade-out.
12. (4:21) Mid. Dreamy synth, easy-going beat, slight vocal echo, backing vocals.

Track Listing
1. Book Of Revelation   7. Searching For Heaven
2. Days   8. Please Don't Leave
3. What You Were   9. If He Likes It Let Him Do It
4. Money   10. I Need A Doctor
5. Hard To Love   11. In The Cold
6. I Don't Know How To Love   12. How It Ended