Back in 2017, The Drums released the critically acclaimed Abysmal Thoughts — the first release since becoming a solo project by Jonny Pierce.

Almost two year later, and The Drums have announced a fifth studio album, Brutalism. The release was co-produced by Pierce, and will be released on April 5th via ANTI-. Pre-orders are available here.

To celebrate the album announcement, The Drum have released the first single, “Body Chemistry.” It’s only fitting to be the first single, as it was the first song written for Brutalism.

“For the year prior to writing this song, I had been dealing with an increased feeling of depression. To counter that, I was doing all I could do to try and make myself feel good: implementing all sorts of self-care, going to therapy, eating well, exercising at the gym, taking a step back from partying, and focusing on positive relationships while weeding out the not-so-good ones” Pierce explains. “I still found myself weighed down with anxiety and depression. This song asks the question: Is this dull, sad feeling in my DNA? Is it part of my gene pool? Can it ever be corrected? I had been confronting some of my most stubborn demons, and I came to realize that confronting doesn’t always mean conquering.” 

Additionally, The Drums will be heading out on a North American tour this Sprint. The tour kicks off on April 24th in Tustin, California and will wrap up on May 23rd in Austin, Texas. Tickets are on sale now here.

Below you will find the artwork and track-listing for Brutalism, as well as the upcoming tour dates for The Drums.


the drums artwork


  1. Pretty Cloud
  2. Body Chemistry
  3. 626 Bedford Avenue
  4. Brutalism
  5. Loner
  6. I Wanna Go Back
  7. Kiss It Away
  8. My Jasp
  9. Blip Of Joy

Tour dates:

4/24/19 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
4/26/19 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
4/27/19 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
4/29/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
4/30/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
5/01/19 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/02/19 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/04/19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
5/07/19 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
5/08/19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
5/09/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
5/10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
5/11/19 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
5/13/19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/14/19 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/15/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/16/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
5/17/19 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
5/18/19 – Tampa Bay, FL @ The Orpheum
5/20/19 – Pensacola, FL @  Vinyl Music Hall
5/21/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
5/22/19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
5/23/19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s