The Drums could have given up a long time ago. After coming up short on success with previous musical endeavors, the band members switched their focus from synths to guitar-driven pop, and it worked. In just a year, the Brooklyn (by way of Florida) retro rockers have gone from underground sensation to one of the hottest new bands around. Their self-titled full-length debut is getting rave reviews, and an international tour is underway. Not only is their beach-inspired sound perfect for the holiday weekend, but you probably should learn more about these guys before you need a late pass. That's what Indie Intro is for; click below to get started...

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