DRMS is an Oakland duo whose name is pronounced "dreams." This fact is important, as the group's atmospheric, jazz-informed pop is decidedly dreamlike -- especially "Night Forest," a new song the band has released in advance of its show tonight (Friday, July 5) at the Independent. "Night Forest" unfolds slowly, amid soft guitars and keyboards, and rises slowly from there, with Emily Ritz singing about finding her way to her love in the dark. Just when you think the song will continue on its pleateau of mellow, a big surprise comes. It's another solid piece from this promising local outfit, which you can check out here:
DRMS opens for the excellent Rubblebucket tonight, July 5, at the Independent.