The Drums - Brutalism Vinyl LP (Out Of Stock)
The Drums Brutalism Vinyl LP
The Drums released the critically acclaimed Abysmal Thoughts in 2017, marking the band's first release as a solo project from Jonny Pierce. Two years later, The Drums present their tremendous, self-care focused fifth LP Brutalism, quite possibly the best collection of songs in the band's ten-year career. Like Pierce, Brutalism is a bicoastal record - written and recorded between Upstate New York and a studio in Stinson Beach.
Following a painful divorce and an incredibly difficult stint living solely in Los Angeles, Pierce decided it was time to face his demons, and the making of this record is a part of that process. While he focused on his mental health, the making of Brutalism became an extension of self-care for Pierce, and makes for some of his most honest and relatable music to date.
On Brutalism, a lot is different. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, but it doesn't provide all the answers. It's rooted in an emotional rawness, but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude and crippling self-doubt. Pierce's decision to prioritize his own health and well-being clearly bled into how he crafted this record.
He was more open than ever, keeping his control freakery at bay, working with others to produce and record the album. He brought in Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, Amen Dunes) to mix it. If there was a guitar part he wanted to write but couldn't play, he brought in a guitarist. It's also the first Drums record with a live drummer. Delegating freed up Pierce's time to produce a more specific vision.
The Drums Brutalism Track Listing:
1. Pretty Cloud
2. Body Chemistry
3. 626 Bedford Avenue
6. I Wanna Go Back
7. Kiss It Away
9. Blip of Joy
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