The Drams

With the Black Diamonds and Most Beautiful Losers. Wednesday, August 9, at the Beachland Tavern.

The Drams
Formed from the ashes of rustic Texas rock band Slobberbone, the Drams work a combination of countrified Stones and windblown anti-Nashville C&W. Singer-guitarist Brent Best has steered his new quintet into poppier, less guitar-reliant territory. Rootsy power pop and jangly country-folk rule the debut, Jubilee Dive, making it sound reminiscent of R.E.M. or Matthew Sweet. The demise of Slobberbone was a drag -- it was a standard-bearer of both traditional and more contemporary country-rock sounds -- but Best's fine songwriting will probably receive a better hearing in these hook-heavy arrangements.

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