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.

ALBUM RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

Lost In The Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

- Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

- SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

- The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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WATCH // The War On Drugs Shares New “Red Eyes” Video, ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out 3/18

We know you’ve had The War On Drugs‘ “Red Eyes” on repeat since we shared it last year and today the band has shared a video for the first single off Lost In The Dream is out March 18th.

Watch the new video, produced by Woodshop Films, above or on our YouTube channel here.

If you haven’t already read it, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile.

All those who have pre-ordered the album from SC Distribution have received download codes and anyone who subscribes to SC’s Drip.FM account got the album today, two weeks before the release. You can subscribe here if that’s your bag.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store, and SC Distribution.

Click read more to see TWOD live and do look because a handful of dates have already sold out.
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ON TOUR // The War On Drugs Tour Europe In May

Happy New Years everyone! At the end of last year we announced The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream and we shared the first jam off the new album, “Red Eyes”, which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Today we are happy announce the band is heading to Europe in May starting with Gebaude 9 in Cologne, Germany. New dates go on sale starting at 11am tomorrow UK time. See all tour EU tour dates below including dates in London, Manchester, and Dublin which are already on sale.

TOUR DATES:

5/15 | Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9 BUY TICKETS
5/16 | Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich BUY TICKETS
5/17 | Malmo, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
5/18 | Stockhom, Sweden – Debaser Medis BUY TICKETS
5/19 | Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
5/20 | Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret BUY TICKETS
5/21 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega BUY TICKETS
5/23 | Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
5/24 | Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
5/25 | Brussels, Belgium – Botanique BUY TICKETS
5/26 | Paris, France – Fleche D’Or BUY TICKETS
5/27 | London, UK – Koko BUY TICKETS
5/28 | Manchester, UK – Academy2 BUY TICKETS
5/29 | Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory BUY TICKETS

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out March 18, 2014, Stream New Track “Red Eyes” Now

We’ve been waiting to announce this one for a while, folks. It has been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised last album, Slave Ambient, was released and the Philadelphia band readies their newest offering, Lost In The Dream for release on March 18th, 2014. Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

Listen to the first jam off the newly announced album “Red Eyes” above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

Pre-order band’s third full length on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, the track list, and upcoming tour dates for band.
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AUDIO

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Baby Missiles by The War On Drugs

TOUR DATES

04/17/14
Boston, MA - Paradise  w/ White Laces

04/18/14
Washington DC, - 9:30 Club  w/ White Laces

05/04/14
Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest

05/15/14
Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9

05/16/14
Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich

05/17/14
Lund, SE - Mejeriet

05/18/14
Stockholm, SE - Debaser Medis

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

U.S.:
Ryan Craven, The Windish Agency
ryan@windishagency.com


EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
e: bas@belmontbookings.nl