The Drums - Portamento LP is the second studio album by American indie pop band The Drums, released on September 13, 2011. The album was recorded in New York City and produced by The Drums and their friend, producer Dan Carey.
After the release of their successful self-titled debut album in 2010, The Drums returned with a more introspective and personal sound in Portamento. The album features themes of heartbreak, loss, and the passage of time, and features a more complex and layered sound compared to their debut.
- "Book of Revelation"
- "What You Were"
- "Hard to Love"
- "I Need a Doctor"
- "Searching for Heaven"
- "How It Ended"
- "I Hope Time Doesn't Change Him"
The Drums - Portamento LP received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album was praised for its mature and introspective sound, as well as its more complex and layered production. The album was also noted for its clear vinyl edition, which was released as a limited edition run and is highly sought after by fans and collectors.
The Drums - Portamento LP has since become a cult classic, cementing The Drums' place as one of the leading bands in the indie pop genre. The album's clear vinyl edition has become a collector's item, fetching high prices on the secondary market.
The Drums continue to tour and record music, with their latest album, Brutalism, being released in 2019.