Listen: The Drums - "I Can't Pretend"

Hear our next taste from the band's forthcoming third LP.
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We almost thought the Drums were done for after the tumultuous release of their last record, 2011's Portamento, but the now-two-piece are sticking it out and have a new LP to show for it, Encyclopedia. Here's our latest taste from that record, "I Can't Pretend," which summons some of the band's trademark saccharine sweetness but lends more of an ear to the dark, morose vibe that's always undercut their best tracks. The end product has enough Balearic chillwave flavor to sound almost like a lost Washed Out track, which is fine by us. Check it out - Encyclopedia is out September 23rd.