PICS: The Drums at the Observatory North Park

Indie-pop group the Drums brought their new album "Brutalism" to life at the Observatory North Park.

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Led by singer/songwriter Jonny Pierce, the band stopped into San Diego's North Park neighborhood on Tuesday, July 30.
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Currently on tour in support of their new studio album (which dropped on April 5), the band put on a stellar show.
Originally an indie-pop duo comprised of Pierce and Jacob Graham that got its start in 2008, Pierce has carried on under the Drums name after Graham departed the group in 2017.
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Fun fact: They were initially named Goat Explosion, before being renamed to Elkland, and then the Drums.
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On the strength of their debut 2009 EP, "Summertime!," the Drums were lauded by the BBC, NME and voted "Best Hope for 2010" in Pitchfork's 2009 readers' poll.
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The group released its self-titled debut full-length in 2010, followed by "Portamento" the next year, and "Encyclopedia" in 2014.
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In 2017, they signed to ANTI- Records and released "Abysmal Thoughts," which was written and produced by Pierce.
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In a 2012 interview, the band cited their major influences as the Beach Boys, the Smiths, Joy Division/New Order, the Shangri-las, and Starflyer 59 (among others).
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Last year, the Drums released "Meet Me in Mexico," a benefit song where all proceeds went to organizations offering relief following the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico.
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What a fantastic show -- come back soon!
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