Tag Archives: The War on Drugs

Thursday Music News

Okay, not “exactly” music news, but it’s just been announced that none other than Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman as the host of CBS’ The Late Show in 2015! Letterman announced his retirement earlier this month with a performance from Joseph Arthur, accompanied by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck, and hasRead more...

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Live Review: The War on Drugs w/ White Laces at Neptune Theatre 3/28/14

Adam Granduciel has never been one to let success and fame get to his head. “It’s Friday night!” he exclaimed to the Neptune crowd at the The War on Drugs‘ sold out performance that night,.“Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?” The innate irony of the question is lost on no one butRead more...

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Monday Music News

KEXP faves First Aid Kit have announced the follow-up to their beloved release, 2012′s The Lion’s Roar. The Swedish folk sisters will release the full-length Stay Gold on June 10th via Columbia Records, produced by Bright Eyes producer Mike Mogis. Sample the single “My Silver Lining” below. The girls are playing Saturday, May 24th atRead more...

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Live Video: The War on Drugs

Though the new album is called Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel seems like he’s just woken up from one. While it’s only the band’s third LP since forming nine years ago, Lost in the Dream is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors, as Granduciel transforms his oft-meandering ambience ofRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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Album Review: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

“Boy, the come down here was easy, like the arrival of a new day.” That’s how Adam Granduciel chooses to open the new album from The War on Drugs after a minute and a half of dreamscape Americana. As the listener, you could say the same thing. The Philadelphia band have always found a wayRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’ve already shared a couple of new tracks from the upcoming solo release from Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, but now you can stream the whole darn thing, thanks to NPR Music. Drew’s album, Darlings, hits stores on March 18th on Arts & Crafts. [NPR Music]

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Wednesday Music News

In KEXP’s ongoing bid to make The War on Drugs “The Most Popular Band in the World,” we present to you the music video for the track “Red Eyes,” which features the Philadelphia boys as hosts of a kooky talent competition. Their album, Lost in the Dream, comes out March 18th on Secretly Canadian, andRead more...

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Music That Matters Podcast: Jump and Shout

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 390 - Jump and Shout The Midday Show’s Cheryl WatersRead more...

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Song of the Day: The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Red Eyes” by The WarRead more...

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