"Magic Mountain" is a pretty ferocious Drums song, which sounds like an oxymoron for a band who sing in sweet voices and clean their guitar until they can see their face in it -- but hey, we haven't seen these dudes in three years. It's the opener to their new record 'Encyclopedia', which sees the band as a duo and promises to be a slightly more experimental take on a very fashionable pop band. Now you can grab "Magic Mountain" as a 7" with the b-side "Rules Of Your Life".
7" £5.99 MINOR001
7" on Minor Records.
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I see The Drums have gone mental. No more the sweet C86 ish influenced jangle pop of their debut. Now halved in size, they still have the same drum machine and hooky guitar thing going on but that's pretty much where the similarities ends. Over a twangy Brix-era Fall style riff the boys wail hysterically over a chaotic track. I'm at once reminded of Pixies, Hookworms, Deerhunter, Bad Seeds and The Cramps all rolled into one gigantic ball. Love the ending too with all manner of sci-fi theremin sounds.
Over on the flip there's a similarly pulsating track, a little more conventional but still with the Robert Smith-woken-up-from-his-slumbers yelp. Never quite gets going like the A side but if you can't mess about on the B side then when can you?
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