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Preview-Mommy Don't Spank Me-The Drums

Album: Mommy Don't Spank Me: Preview

Artist: The Drums

Label: Moshi Moshi Records

Non-Airable Tracks: N/A

Description: ​

In social settings when there seems to be nothing to set the tone, never fear because The Drums are here. The Drums are an indie rock fan favorite, so it is no surprise that there is much anticipation for their b-sides edition to a number of their classic songs. The album 'Mommy Don't Spank Me' is set to officially release on April 2, however, the Drums have given listeners a taste of what is to come on this album's preview which features eight of the scheduled tracks. With remixes, there is always an air of hesitation before the initial listen. When beloved classics are warped or their demo version is made public, they may not be greeted with the same love and enthusiasm as the original cut of the song. However, The Drums did not disappoint in exposing their fans to alternate versions of tracks such as 'Money,' 'Let's Go Surfing,' and 'Days.' While each remix is unique, the general tone of this album has taken a much more subdued and lo-fi sound as compared to their more upbeat and eccentric sounding music. The track that especially sparkled on this album had to have been 'When I Come Home.' Not only is this song blatantly honest in its vulnerable lyrics, it also offers the imagery that aids the sense for one to immerse themselves within the song. As the chorus picks up and reaches an irreversible crescendo, the listener can truly feel as though they are quickening their pace and running home to where they feel safe and loved. If this is any indicator of how the remaining remixes and demos will sound once the full album is released, rest assured that fans of 'The Drums' will surely not be disappointed, but rather pleasantly surprised for a new album to throw on in any setting for this upcoming Summer.

Sounds Like:

  1. The Strokes

  2. Surf Curse

  3. Twin Cabins

Recommended Tracks:

  1. ​What We Had

  2. You're the One That Makes Me Happy

  3. Let's Go Surfing (Knight School Remix)

Reviewer’s Name: Peyton Riegel

Date of Review: March 31, 2021

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