Live Video: The War On Drugs

photo by Dave Lichterman

Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs has weathered the worst of storms: the departure of three band members at the end of 2008 dealt a blow to fans of the foursome’s Americana-influenced rock and roll. Frontman Adam Granduciel has led the band through thick and thin, culminating in the band’s second full-length LP for indie label Secretly Canadian, Slave Ambient. Despite being their first release since the departure of Kurt Vile, Slave Ambient loses none of The War On Drugs’ appeal, and it seems that Granduciel may have even benefited from the loss of his bandmate. Shoegazing ambient passages bookend engaging tracks filled with heart and aching with emotion. The band recently stopped by the KEXP studios for a powerful performance.

This entry was posted in KEXP, Live Performances, Live Video and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories