It's par for the course now. You come to Japan for a gig, you make obeisance at the shrine of the Great Quake. You at least ask "How ya holding up?" or something similar. And who are The Drums to be any different?
But tonight, during the encores, the young five-piece from Brooklyn do something a cut above. They debut an entirely new and quite excellent song The New World for the musical benefit of us here at the venue and the financial benefit of the Red Cross in Japan.