Boomkat Product Review:
It seems a bit cheap to evaluate The Drift's music by declaring it to be 'post-rock with brass', but in all fairness, that's The Drift's USP. Temporary Residence know a good post-rock band when they hear one (Mono, Explosions In The Sky, etc.) and this San Francisco ensemble are another to add to that list, but there are undoubtedly elements of more sophisticated, hybridised musics embedded within 'Memory Drawings'. 'Land's End' is a particular highlight, summoning up jazzy flourishes on the lead horn parts while an upright, fretless bass sound lends some serious oomph to the rhythm section. It's all beautifully recorded too (at the John Vanderslice co-founded Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco) sounding incredibly crisp and clear regardless of which format you choose.