The boys are coming to MIAMI (The Drums and Surfer Blood) GET TICKETS HERE.

We blogged about these boys back in December 14, 2009 and July 5, 2010 and now they are going to play LIVE in MIAMI. We are so excited and we hope you are to.

The Drums are an American indie pop band from Brooklyn, New York, with members stemming from the shortlived band Elkland (formerly Goat Explosion). The band is currently on the Moshi Moshi/Island (UK), Popfrenzy (AU) and Downtown (US) label.

Founder members Pierce and Graham first became friends as children, having met at a summer camp. Soon after their first meeting they formed the electro-pop group Goat Explosion, touring in North America. The two separated for several years: Pierce formed indie rock group Elkland which quickly gained attention and was signed by Columbia Records; meanwhile, Graham formed ‘Horse Shoes’ which was signed by Shelflife Records. Eventually, having both grown tired of electronic music, they decided to switch from synthesizers to guitars, and formed the Drums in late 2008 in New York, recruiting drummer Connor Hanwick and former Elkland guitarist Adam Kessler.

In December 2009, the band were shortlisted as one of the 15 music acts for the BBC Sound of 2010. Subsequently, they placed at #5 in this list on 4 January 2010. The Drums also appeared in Cliché Magazine’s December ’09/January ’10 issue. The article featured an exclusive interview by Executive Editor Miguel Ángel Jimenez and drummer Connor Hanwick. In NME’s first issue of 2010 they were named number 1 in the magazine’s top tips for the year as well as in Clash Magazine’s Tips for 2010. The Drums were also voted ‘Best Hope for 2010′ in Pitchfork Media’s 2009 Readers’ Poll. In February 2010, The band played venues around the UK on the 2010 NME Awards Tour alongside The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Big Pink, going on to play support band for Florence and The Machine’s 2010 Cosmic Love tour. In June 2010, they played as one of the support bands for Kings of Leon in Hyde Park, London.

On 7 May 2010, they appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross where they performed “Best Friend”.

@ Grand Central | Miami, FL
Saturday | September 18th, 2010| 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
presented by Grand Central


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