The Drums brought their Abysmal Thoughts tour to NYC last week (11/15) for a show Brooklyn Steel with 4AD artists Methyl Ethel. While they've never strayed too far from the over-the-top, euphoric indie pop that epitomized early singles like "Let's Go Surfing" and "Best Friend" (both of which they played), Abysmal Thoughts found Jonny Pierce sounding revitalized. They played a bunch from that, including "Blood Under My Belt" and "Mirror," and their encore was nearly as long as their main set. Check out The Drums' setlist below and pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above.

The Drums resume touring next week and most remaining 2017 dates are with Hoops. All dates are listed below.

SETLIST: The Drums @ Brooklyn Steel 11/15/2017
What You Were
Me and the Moon
Book of Stories
Heart Basel
Days
Let's Go Surfing
Money
I Need a Doctor
Blood Under My Belt

Encore:
Baby, That's Not the Point
Best Friend
Rich Kids
Head of the Horse
Mirror
If He Likes It Let Him Do It

The Drums - 2017 Tour Dates
Nov 28 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN *
Nov 29 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Nov 30 - The Social - Orlando, FL *
Dec 01 - Gramps - Miami, FL *
Dec 02 - Crowbar - Tampa, FL *
Dec 04 - Club Downunder - Tallahassee, FL
Dec 05 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA *
Dec 06 - White Oak Music Hall Downstairs - Houston, TX *
Dec 08 - Trees - Dallas, TX *
Dec 09 - Emo's - Austin, TX *
Dec 10 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *
Dec 11 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM *
Dec 13 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ *
Dec 14 - Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV *
Dec 15 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
* w/ HOOPS

photos by Mimi Hong