The Drums are coming to Toronto this November! They're playing at the Mod Club in Toronto.
I saw them play when I was back in grade 11 (about 6 years ago) and had such an amazing time. Their music is high energy and very easy to bounce along with them. Jonny Pierce, the lead singer, had such an amazing energy on stage with his none stop dancing from one side of the stage to the other.
Since then, The Drums have had quite a struggle with staying together, as each of them has had a lot of disagreements about the direction they wanted the band to go in. Despite this, they have recently released a new album called "Abysmal Thoughts", without one of the founders of the band, Jacob Graham. According to Jacob, the reason he left the band, about a year ago, was to pursue puppetry and to focus on a new band that he recently started.
I very much enjoyed their new album and I am very excited to see them live again! Take a listen to one of their new songs "Absymal Thoughts" here.
Fun Fact: they were the most Shazamed band in 2009!