On The Verge
Just Pop Music
“The world seems so noisy these days,” says Jacob Graham (synthesizers/guitar). “We don’t want to be a part of that.” He notes that the group chose The Drums moniker because “we are advocates for simplicity,” adding that the band’s sound is just “pop music” and that he “can’t possibly” describe one of their live shows. In May 2009, the indie trio played their first show. “I thought we had some nice songs, so we moved to New York [from Florida] and gave it our best shot,” Graham reflects. This past summer, the group released their second full-length record, Portamento. The follow-up to last year’s self-titled release and 2009’s Summertime! EP is “similar in the way that we are obsessed with pop songs and the science behind them—and we’re constantly reaching for that ideal,” and is “different in the way that we’ve shed some of our old themes that the general public somehow confused with style,” he says. “The most exciting thing we have coming up is a seasonal update to our amazing new invention, TimeCalc.net,” he says of the new Web tool The Drums created to help calculate the difference between two times quickly. “No one will be able to say we weren’t consistent.”
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
Ron Sexsmith visits the Relix office to perform a tune from his latest record Forever Endeavor.
Crystal Bowersox stops by Relix to perform a song from her new album, All That For This.
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