The Drums

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Window – Coma Cinema

2. Veil – The Washboard Abs

3. Cassette Jam One – Ada Babar

4. Capacity – Big Thief

5. Bread – Ben Varian

6. Time On Her Side – Future Islands

7. Heart Basel – The Drums

8. Glowing Brightly – Florist

9. Losing All Sense – Grizzly Bear

10. Road Head – Japanese Breakfast

11. Never Been Wrong – Waxahatchee

12. Baybee – Jay Som

13. 123 – Girlpool

14. Star Roving – Slowdive

15. Hard to Say Goodbye – Washed Out

16. Appointments – Julien Baker

17. The Embers – Vagabon

18. Apocalypse – Cigarettes After Sex

19. Real Death – Mount Eerie

20. Kept Women – Fleet Foxes

Watch the Drums’ new “Blood Under My Belt” video

The Drums have shared the video for their latest track “Blood Under My Belt.” Watch it below. The clip was directed by CYCY Sanders. The colorful video nods at racing culture, with frontman Jonny Pierce appearing in Moschino gear. “I hate making music videos,” Pierce said in a statement. “But, alas, sometimes you need to feed the beast, and I decided to make a music video that explores some visual fetishes of mine—mainly sportswear and a new exploration of colors that I’ve long-loved but hadn’t been a part of the band’s aesthetic until now.” The track is on “Abysmal Thoughts,” which is set to be out June 16th via Anti-. The Drums will tour starting in July. See the full itinerary of dates below.

The Drums:

07-17 Seattle, WA – Neumos
07-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue
07-19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07-28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Venue
07-19 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
07-21 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07-22-23 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Festival
07-30 Oro-Medonte, Ontario – Wayhome Music and Arts Festival
08-03 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
09-14 Madrid, Spain Teatro Barcelo
09-15 Barcelona, Spain – Razmatazz
09-16 San Sebastian, Spain – Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala
09-18 Brescia, Italy – Latteria Molloy
09-19 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
09-20 Paris, France – La Gaite Lyrique
09-24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumperhuset
09-25 Oslo, Norway – Parkteateret
09-26 Stockholm, Sweden – Kraken
09-28 Berlin, Germany – Lido
09-29 Brussels, Belgium – Orangerie
09-30 Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso Noord
10-02 Bristol, England – Thekla
10-03 Dublin, Ireland – Whelans
10-04 Manchester, England – Gorilla
10-05 Glasgow, Scotland – Art School
10-07 London, England – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Something – Julien Baker

2. Blood Under My Belt – The Drums

3. Holocene – Bon Iver

4. Try Me Out Sometime – Broncho

5. In Dream – tomemitsu

6. Carnival – Kevin Devine

7. Mr. Window – Dada Plan

8. Club Soda – Hala

9. Washington Moon – Globelamp

10. Landlocked State – Teenage Cool Kids

11. Oh, Mojave – The Ruby Suns

12. White Seal (Shell & Spines) – Candy Claws

13. Floating In the Air – The fin.

14. Route to Palm – White Williams

15. In Love or Whatever – Future Teens

16. Inner Lover – Land of Talk

17. Impossible Gif – Jon McKiel

18. River Mansion – WALL

19. Too Beautiful to Work – The Luyas

20. Falling Out of Love (With You) – The 6ths

A Year In Music: 2016 in Photos

Photos by: Isabella King and Oscar Moreno

Maverick Music Festival in photos

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Days – The Drums

2. Oxygen – Grand Cousin

3. Seventeen – Sjowgen

4. We’re Not Just Friends – Parks, Squares and Alleys

5. I Can Do No Wrong – American Wrestlers

6. Anemone – The Brian Jonestown Massacre

7. Find You – Super City

8. Such A Drag – Tennis System

9. Houdini Crush

10. Cheers – Sleepwalkers

11. To Get To Know You – Winterbourne

12. Black Lemon – Generationals

13. That’s Chemistry – Young Rival

14. Running Home to You – Bee Caves

15. Tony Stark – The Symposium

16. Grizzly Adams – Breakfast

17. Too Beautiful to Work – The Luyas

18. Black Mold Grow – Levek

19. I Know It’s True – Ben Taimi

20. Back 2 U – SISTERS

Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices and more auctioning songs for Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Thomas Fekete, the guitarist for Surfer Blood, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer this year. The band is now raising funds to cover the cost 0f treatment for Fekete by selling unreleased songs by various artists.

Surfer Blood, Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, Julianna Barwick, Cults, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, … And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Lou Barlow, Nick Diamonds, the Drums, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Alex Somers (of Jónsi and Alex) all shared tracks. The tracks go from a GBV live cut from 1994 to a Cults outtake to a Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger song from 2009 when Mark Ronson was a member of the band. Nick Diamonds and Surfer Blood also contributed new songs.

Each track is being auctioned as a single lathe-cut vinyl 7″. All 13 tracks are available for download if you donate $10 or more. Find the tracklist below.

There are also items up for auction that have autographs from Yoko Ono and the Flaming Lips, Interpol and Shepard Fairey, Sleigh Bells, Sharon Van Etten, and Angel Olsen. Everything can be found here.

In May, Surfer Blood’s van was broken into as well. In addition to taking gear and personal items, the thieves also took donations that were collected for Fekete.

01 Guided By Voices: “Motor Away” (live)
02 Yo La Tengo: “Can’t Forget” (live)
03 Cults: “Hurting”
04 Real Estate: “Talking Backwards” (demo)
05 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: “Between These Boys” (demo)
06 Lou Barlow: “Sunshine / Money / Thirsty”
07 The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger: “Rainbows In Gasoline” (unreleased version)
08 Nick Diamonds: “Be A Comedian”
09 Julianna Barwick: “Promise”
10 Alex Somers: “Well”
11 The Drums: “Help Him”
12 …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: “F Train”
13 Surfer Blood: “Tidal Wave” (demo)