I've been a fan of The Drums for a while now. I was supposed to see them a year ago when they played LA, but I had a special friend in town the same day, so I never made it to the show. It was a dilemma for me because I really wanted to see them, and I really wanted to see my friend. But, I had to see my friend since I hadn't seen him in years. So I was ecstatic when I heard that The Drums were playing the Echoplex for CYP2. (CYP and I go way back!) I was even more excited since it was a small venue. Not surprisingly, the first show sold out, so they added another day. I went to the Tuesday show, of course. Anyways, they played everything! Well, almost everything. Down By The Water, We Tried, I Felt Stupid, I Need Fun, Book of Stories, It Will All End in Tears, along with songs from the new album, Portamento, like Money, Book of Revelation. Jonathan is such a great frontman. I've been pretty tired and blue lately, the show lifted my spirits. I had so much fun. I haven't danced that much in such a long, long time. Everyone dancing and singing along because we love the music so much, that makes me happy. By the end of the night, my clothes were drenched in sweat, and I had lost my voice. Pretty awesome.
Their last album was amazing. I get so scared when a band kinda goes into another direction, or gets way too experimental for their next album or what not, but when I heard Portamento. It was similar but different to the last album. Definitely a notch up. And emotional. I absolutely love it.