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Portamento (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Portamento (Bonus Track Version) by The Drums. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Alternative genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 53:11 minutes.

Artist: The Drums
Release date: 2011
Genre: Alternative
Tracks: 14
Duration: 53:11
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No. Title Length
1. Book of Revelation 3:30
2. Days 4:29
3. What You Were 3:15
4. Money 3:53
5. Hard to Love 3:53
6. I Don't Know How to Love 3:22
7. Searching for Heaven 2:49
8. Please Don't Leave 4:11
9. If He Likes It Let Him Do It 3:51
10. I Need a Doctor 4:16
11. In the Cold 3:29
12. How It Ended 4:20
13. What We Had (Bonus Track) 3:52
14. Money 4:01



Where The Drums’ 2010 eponymous debut contrasted early-‘60s surf music with ‘80s Factory Records-flavored indie rock, their 2011 sophomore album Portamento packs up the beach blanket under grey skies for an even gloomier sound. The catchy “Book of Revelation” opens musing on a secular take of the “carpe diem” adage over nouveau post-punk pop. Pierce’s fascination with the afterlife is explored in the minimal “Searching for Heaven” where he croons in a falsetto trill over stark synths. Slight vestiges of the band’s affection for bygone beach tones surface in the upbeat “What You Were.” Here their backing Beach Boy-inspired vocals coo underneath tambourine, saxophone and jangly guitars. “Money” is a similarly catchy ditty with verses that recall early Smiths recordings. Bonus track “What We Had” is a lovelorn serenade trimmed in muted bass, symphonic synths, whistles, and reverb.