The Drums have released “Heart Basel”, a new single from their upcomming album Abysmal Thoughts, a follow-up to 2014’s Encyclopedia, out June 16th via Anti-. Johnny Peirce recorded the album in Los Angeles and his Upstate New York cabin; he also wrote all the songs and played all the instruments. You can listen to the single and check out their upcoming tour dates bellow.

“I went through the most significant breakup of my life during the making of “Abysmal Thoughts.” During that vulnerable period, I attached myself to this guy who did not care at all for my feelings, but was good at pretending that he did. In retrospect, I think I knew deep down that he didn’t give a shit about me. But I continued to let him treat me like garbage because I thought if I had this handsome guy with me that somehow I wasn’t doing too bad. Of course now – with some professional help – I see that I was just lacking self-love and while it’s unhealthy to stay in that headspace for very long, it does make for good songwriting. ‘Heart Basel’ is a song about him treating me ‘kindly’ at Art Basel in Miami and then treating me like garbage after he got what he needed. You live and you sometimes learn.” — The Drums’ frontman Jonny Pierce on the new song

Tour Dates:

July 17th: Neumos – Seattle, WA

July 18th: Venue – Vancouver, BC

July 19th: Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

July 21st: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

July 22nd: FYF Festival – Los Angeles, CA

July 30th: Wayhome Music and Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON

July 31st: El Club – Detroit, MI

August 1st: Bell’s – Kalamazoo, MI

August 3rd: Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

August 4th: The Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

August 5th: Hifi – Indianapolis, IN

September 14th: Teatro Barcelo – Madrid, Spain

September 15th: Razmatazz – Barcelona, Spain

September 16th: Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala – San Sebastian, Spain

September 18th: Latteria Molloy – Brescia, Italy

September 19th: Les Docks – Lausanne, Switzerland

September 20th: La Gaite Lyrique – Paris, France

September 24th: Pumperhuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

September 25th: Parkteateret – Oslo, Norway

September 26th: Kraken – Stockholm, Sweden

September 28th: Lido – Berlin, Germany

September 29th: Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium

September 30th: Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam, Holland

October 2nd: Thekla – Bristol, UK

October 3rd: Whelans – Dublin, Ireland

October 4th: Academy 2 – Manchester, UK

October 5th: Art School – Glasgow, UK

October 7th: o2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK

Featured Image by Natalie Somekh at The Glass House Pomona