Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Watch The War On Drugs "Red Eyes" Video | New Album, Lost In The Dream, Out March 18th

"Dream demands to be heard to blossom, even in large rooms.-- Grantland

"'Red Eyesis one wide net to capture a memory-both of something you might've heard on the car radio that one time, and the exact feeling that kept you driving." - Pitchfork [Best New Track]

"We've just wrapped up 2013, and already I have a contender for Best Album of 2014"
NPR Music [Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing]

"[Adam Granduciel is] a modern day Neil Young, a guitar virtuoso who mixes his keening croon with classic-rock guitar moves, heaps of fuzz and other studio mind-trickery." - GQ

Lost In The Dream is the third album by Philadelphia band The War on Drugs, but in many ways, it feels like the first. Around the release of the 2011 breakthrough Slave AmbientAdam Granduciel spent the bulk of two years on the road, touring through progressively larger rock clubs, festival stages and late-night television slots. As these dozen songs shifted and grew beyond what they'd been in the studio, The War on Drugs became a bona fide rock 'nroll band. That essence drives Lost In The Dream.

In the past, Granduciel built the core of songs largely by himself, however, these new tunes were played and recorded by the group that had solidified so much on the road as they spent eight months bouncing between a half-dozen different studios stretching from NC to NYC. Only then did Granduciel-the proudly self-professed gearhead, and unrepentant perfectionist-add and subtract, invite guests and retrofit pieces, sculpting these songs into a musical rescue mission, through and then beyond personal despair and anxiety. Lost In The Dream represents the trials of the trip and the triumphs of its destination. As such, these tunes reveal a careful and thrilling reinvention of the sound that's become The War on Drugstrademark. The signature meld of long tones and scattershot layers with phantom drum machines and organ lines dotting the musical middle distance still stands, but there's a newfound directness, too. Granduciel's voice steps out from behind its typical web of effects-louder now, with more experiences to share and more steel from having survived them. He sounds less like a prismatic reflection of a rock bandleader, more like the emboldened actualization of that idea.

The War On DrugsLost In The Dream is out March 18th on Secretly Canadian. After sharing the album's initial single, "Red Eyes,to a surge of across-the-board praise, the band is now revealing the single's official video, produced by Woodshop Films. Check it out below and catch the band live across North America and Europe beginning the week of release. Additionally, next week kicks off with Lost In The Dreamstreaming in its entirety via NPR Music'"First Listen"and the band performing live on WXPN'"Free At Noon." Come April, The War On Drugs will perform on KCRW'"Morning Becomes Eclectic.Finally, for an in-depth look at the story behind this new album, read Grantland's excellent profile.



Sat. March 15 Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge [Tickets]
Tue. March 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer [Tickets]
Wed. March 19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [TicketsSOLD OUT
Thu. March 20 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom [TicketsSOLD OUT
Fri. March 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg [TicketsSOLD OUT
Sat. March 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar [Tickets]
Sun. March 23 - Chicago, IL @ Metro [Tickets]
Wed. March 26 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater [Tickets]
Fri. March 28 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune [Tickets]
Sat. March 29 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret [TicketsSOLD OUT
Sun. March 30 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom [Tickets]
Tue. April 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent [TicketsSOLD OUT
Wed. April 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent [Tickets]
Fri. April 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour [TicketsSOLD OUT
Sat. April 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour [TicketsSOLD OUT
Sun. April 6 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah [Tickets]
Mon. April 7 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom [Tickets]
Tue. April 8 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress [Tickets]
Thu. April 10 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note [Tickets]
Fri. April 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century [Tickets]
Sat. April 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop [Tickets]
Sun. April 13 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom [Tickets]
Mon. April 14 - Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern [TicketsSOLD OUT
Tue. April 15 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace [Tickets]
Thu. April 17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise [Tickets]
Fri. April 18 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club [Tickets]
Fri. May 2 - Sun. May 4 - Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest [Tickets]
Thu. May 15 - Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9 [Tickets]
Fri. May 16 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich [Tickets]
Sat. May 17 - Malmö, SE @ Mejeriet [Tickets]
Sun. May 18 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Medis [Tickets]
Mon. May 19 Goteborg, SE @ Pustervik [Tickets]
Tue. May 20 - Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret [Tickets]
Wed. May 21 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega [Tickets]
Fri. May 23 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu [Tickets]
Sat. May 24 - Utrecht, NL @ LGW [Tickets]
Sun. May 25 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique [Tickets]
Mon. May 26 - Paris, FR @ Fleche D'Or [Tickets]
Tue. May 27 - London, UK @ Koko [Tickets]
Wed. May 28 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 [Tickets]
Thu. May 29 - Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory [Tickets]
Thu. May 29-31 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound [Tickets]

Lost In The Dream is available for pre-order now. The album's first single, "Red Eyes,is available as instant download with pre-order purchase and as a standalone single on iTunes.

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