Music Hall of Williamsburg
The Drums

The Drums

Patrick Cleandenim, Regal Degal

Thu, November 3, 2011

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$15 advance / $17 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

The Drums
The Drums
The Drums offer the unlikeliest of hybrids, and stage a clash in their songs between wildly opposing aesthetics and ideas, as though Sun Records and Factory Records had joined forces. Let's Go Surfing, their debut single, released on Moshi Moshi (who put out early records by Hot Chip, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires and Kate Nash), features New Order-style trebly, melodic bass, Ventures-esque guitar, and what many are calling "the most infectious whistling line since Peter, Bjorn and John."

"We originally set out to start a band that sounded like The Wake," say The Drums, referring to the quintessential doleful mid-80s Factory band. And then, nailing their aesthetic, they add: "[But] there's an instant gratification in straightforward music. That's why we love the 1950s. It was the beginning of basic pop music. They did it from scratch and pulled these amazing, timeless melodies out of thin air." It's a combination that may not seem logical, but when you hear it you'll know you need it, you've gotta have it and it's what you've always been looking for.
Regal Degal
Regal Degal
Brooklyn post-punk trio Regal Degal perform in a kind of wind-tunneling locked-groove, one that gathers steam as it circles into itself. They’re fronted by onetime Dinowalrus drummer Josh da Costa, which maybe has something to do with the percussiveness of each instrument. (And their updated take on an older, dirtier NYC sound is more serious than you’d expect from the Three’s Company Regal Beagle echo of their name.) The band’s official debut, a RVNG-imprinted cassette called Format Worth, is out next week. You should be able to grab one at their 11/5 Death By Audio show with Silkflowers. We’re told to expect “layers of enchanting weirdness” that maybe you didn’t catch on earlier homemade CD-R’s. Get acquainted via two impressive demo tracks, “Pretty Busy” and “As Furry.” Each one includes unexpected twists and an ear for space.
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/