The Drums reveals regretful new song “626 Bedford Avenue”: Stream

Plus, Jonny Pierce expands his North American spring tour

The Drums "626 Bedford Avenue" new song release Brutalism album
The Drums, photo by Nicholas Moore

    Live in New York long enough and you’ll eventually have a list of neighborhoods and addresses you actively avoid for fearing of running into an ex (for me, it’s whole sections of Kent Avenue and Flatiron). Jonny Pierce, the main man now behind The Drums, has used one of these specific city spots as inspiration for a new song.

    Dubbed “626 Bedford Avenue”, it sees Pierce feeling guilty about pursuing someone who wasn’t ready to reciprocate his emotions. “626 Bedford Avenue/ I think I regret that night of kissing you/ I should have left when you laughed at my shoes (but I keep coming back),” Pierce ruminates.

    (Read: The Top 10 Songs About NYC)

    The Drums leader isn’t too bummed or too hard on himself about the missed connection, though, as the track’s whimsical, cotton candy tone suggests. Pierce explained in a press statement:

    “I’m a big believer in making yourself vulnerable in personal relationships, and keeping your guard down. This song talks about how I sometimes make myself fully emotionally available to people who can’t reciprocate because of their own insecurities, and the frustration that ensues … This song is my tongue-in-cheek exploration of those ideas – being kind, not taking shit from anyone, and learning to hold people accountable for their own choices, while still holding some empathy for them.”


    Take a listen below.

    “626 Bedford Avenue” is taken from the Pierce’s new Drums album, Brutalism, due out April 5th. He previously shared lead single “Body Chemistry” in January. To purchase past Drums releases on vinyl, head here.

    Along with today’s track, Pierce has expanded his North American spring tour to include a new leg of West Coast gigs. Consult the updated itinerary below, and grab tickets here.

    The Drums 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/24 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
    04/26 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
    04/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
    04/29 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    04/30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    05/02 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
    05/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    05/07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
    05/08 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
    05/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
    05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
    05/11 – Washington, D.C. @ The Black Cat
    05/13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    05/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    05/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
    05/16 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theater
    05/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
    05/18 – Tampa Bay, FL @ The Orpheum
    05/20 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
    05/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
    05/22 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    05/23 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    07/25 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
    07/26 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
    07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
    07/30 – San Diego, CA @ North Park
    07/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
    08/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
    08/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ Van Buren
    08/03 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
    08/06 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    08/07 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
    08/08 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox


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