The Drums have finally revealed the news we've all been waiting for: their new album Encyclopedia will be out on 23 September via Frenchkiss Records. Over the last week or so they've been slowly leaking details about the record, including a stream of the first track 'Magic Mountain' - their first new song in three years.

They also announced an extensive North American tour which kicks off in Philly on 15 September, and you can revisit those tour dates below. In an interview with Spin, Pierce explained their vision for the album, saying "Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout. We were feeling very angry, confused, and alone when we made this album, and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.”

  • Tracklist:
  • 01. Magic Mountain
  • 02. I Can’t Pretend
  • 03. I Hope Times Doesn’t Change Him
  • 04. Kiss Me Again
  • 05. Let Me
  • 06. Break My Heart
  • 07. Face Of God
  • 08. U.S. National Park
  • 09. Deep In My Heart
  • 10. Bell Laboratories
  • 11. There Is Nothing Left
  • 12. Wild Geese

  • Tour Dates:
  • 09/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
  • 09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • 09/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30
  • 09/20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 09/22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
  • 09/24 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End
  • 09/25 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
  • 09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
  • 09/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
  • 10/01 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
  • 10/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 10/03 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
  • 10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre
  • 10/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
  • 10/08 – Portland, OR @ Portland Star
  • 10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
  • 10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune

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