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

on February 26, 2019, 11:00am

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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