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Watch members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band join The War On Drugs at the XPoNential Music Festival.
Watch The War On Drugs’ version of “In Chains” from Monday night’s episode of ‘Late Night With Craig Meyers.’
Watch The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn join The War On Drugs for a cover of Warren Zevon song last night in Brooklyn.
The latest tour announcement from Grammy-winning act The War On Drugs features a batch of U.S. headlining dates.
Watch The War On Drugs performing “Pain” on last night’s episode of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
The lineup for July’s XPoNential Music Festival’s amphitheater show has been revealed.
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- Nothing to Find
- Red Eyes
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- Under the Pressure
- In Chains
About The War On Drugs
Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then – with each song – they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what’s absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of fucked up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.
That’s not to overshadow the sharp, personal songwriting at play here. There are certainly cues taken from our very best American bards (Dylan, Petty, Springsteen). Yet, The War on Drugs are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes “Baby Missiles,” from the band’s 2010 epic EP Future Weather, may well be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular song in his catalogue. And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of “Comin’ Through,” also from Future Weather, rather than add weight to the vessel, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds.
Contributor Erika Rasmussen chatted with drummer Todd Nance about his current Todd Nance & Friends project and more.
‘Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit For Voter Participation’ will feature Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends.
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham will release a collection of solo gems and will embark on an extensive North American Tour this fall.
Dead & Company will return to Mexico in January for the second annual installment of Playing In The Sand.
Chad Berndtson interviews Turkuaz vocalist Shira Elias about the band’s upcoming new album, touring, collaborating and more – including meeting Keith Richards.