Drum's Not Dead

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Drum's Not Dead
Studio album by Liars
Released February 20, 2006
Recorded 2004
Planet Roc, Berlin, Germany
Genre Experimental rock
Noise rock
Post punk
Length 47:29
Label Mute
Producer Angus Andrew
Liars chronology
They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
(2004)
Drum's Not Dead
(2006)
Liars
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (9.0/10)[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[3]

Drum's Not Dead is the third album by experimental rock band Liars, released in 2006 through Mute Records. It was recorded in at Planet Roc studios in Berlin and produced by Angus Andrew. The sound is characterized by pounding drums, highly distorted guitar drones, and falsetto vocals. Upon initial release, the album featured a DVD with three different music videos for each song.

The album's title and several track names refer to two fictional characters: Drum and Mount Heart Attack. For the band they are like Yin and Yang, each a state of being. Drum is assertive and productive, the spirit of creative confidence. With two drum kits integral to many of these percussive, propulsive, highly rhythmic convulsions, Drum came to be acknowledged as a fourth member of the band. Conversely, Mount Heart Attack is the reaction to Drum's action, the embodiment of stress and self-doubt. Both became key elements in the creative process.[4]

Pitchfork Media ranked the album number 6 on their list of the Top 50 albums of 2006.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be Quiet Mt. Heart Attack!" – 3:28
  2. "Let's Not Wrestle Mt. Heart Attack" – 4:31
  3. "A Visit from Drum" – 4:19
  4. "Drum Gets a Glimpse" – 4:14
  5. "It Fit When I Was a Kid" – 4:02
  6. "The Wrong Coat for You Mt. Heart Attack" – 3:59
  7. "Hold You, Drum" – 4:42
  8. "It's All Blooming Now Mt. Heart Attack" – 3:09
  9. "Drum and the Uncomfortable Can" – 4:55
  10. "You, Drum" – 1:15
  11. "To Hold You, Drum" – 4:04
  12. "The Other Side of Mt. Heart Attack" – 4:45

DVD[edit]

  1. "[CD-ROM Track] Liars Inc."
  2. "[Bonus Track] Drum's Not Bread"
  3. "[Bonus Track] The Helix Aspersa"
  4. "[Bonus Track] By Your Side"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Gurney, Dave. "Liars - Drum's Not Dead | Music Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  4. ^ "MUTE • Releases •". Mute.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Pitchfork Media". 

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