That sums up the effect The Drums has on me, slightly hang-dogged, sleepy and drooling out of my mouth like a person who's been lobotomized. If you're sick or Brooklyn this and Brooklyn that, then you probably hate The Drums. So do I! Let's hang out.
My major beef with thmn is that the majority of their songs has the same guitar sound and pace. They started out as a wannabe BritPop band, mining cues from The Smiths and New Order. Then their spin on that sound was to make it watered down and lacking a backbone. Morrissey may be prissy but his music with and without Johnny Marr has some guts. The Drums never seem to rise above passing indifference and lack of ambition. They broke onto the scene with the Let's Go Surfing, a rip-off of "Young Folks", that a had a catchy guitar line but vocally shallow. They've taken that formula of punchy guitars and un-enthusiastic melodies and spread it over two albums. They may be a hit with the loose tank-top, big sunglasses, cowboy boots wearing skinny bitch set, but they really need to grow some balls.
Last note, vintage NYC-tourist t-shirt, high-wasted jeans, bowl haircut ... really dude?