It's been three years since the last record from The Drums, and a lot has changed for frontman Jonny Pierce. In that time, Jonny moved across the country twice, split up with his husband, and found himself without a bandmate as founding member Jacob Graham left the band to pursue other interests. Jonny came out of these changes with the most adventurous Drums record to date. It's called Abysmal Thoughts, and it dropped last month on Anti- Records. KEXP intern Gabe Pollak recently spoke to Jonny about the new album and the self-growth that shaped it. Listen below. The Drums kick off their North American tour on Monday, July 17th at Neumos.
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