The Drums

There aren’t many good spots to catch a wave in New York City, but the Brooklyn trio The Drums is making some of the best so-called surf-rock music of the moment. The Drums’ eponymous debut full-length, released in June, is a buoyant combination of sunny melodies and steady, thrumming beats – think the Beach Boys meet Joy Division. The album’s first single is called – wait for it – “Let’s Go Surfing.” The song is skittish and spirited, complete with whistles, handclaps, and a chorus that sounds like it says, “Obama, I wanna go surfing.” (It’s actually “oh, mama,” but more fun the other way). Florida’s Surfer Blood, the year’s other notable purveyor of exemplary guitar-pop, is co-headlining this current tour. With The Dewars. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Mon., Oct. 4, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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