Listen: The Drums, "Magic Mountain"

Also, tour dates!
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This is not the Drums I recall from 80s revival anthems like "Money." With "Magic Mountain," their first new song in nearly three years, they go from surf rock to channeling Joy Division; they get a bit darker, a bit more psychedelic, and, from the sound of it, a bit more pissed off. During an interview with Noisey, founding member Jonathan Pierce said the track is a "sparkling reflection of our last three years. It’s about shedding off what binds you and protecting what’s good, finding a safe place away from everyone and everything that wants to destroy you.” Check it out below, as well as a score of new tour dates. No word yet on if it's attached to a new album, though it's fairly safe to assume that it is.

The Drums 2014 Tour Dates:

09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30
09/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
09/24 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End
09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
10/01 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/03 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/08 – Portland, OR @ Portland Star
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune