You all know Dave Hartley as The War On Drugs’ bass player and for his solo endeavor, Nightlands, but today, we refer to him as the great interviewer. Dave’s a bit of a basketball enthusiast and his love for and knowledge of the game has led to his Death Dunk column in Impose Magazine. His most recent installment includes an interview with the ever-animated Paul Shirley, a former NBA pro. With a tag-line of “The NBA bench-warmer and author can’t get fired again from ESPN, but tries in our interview,” Dave never falters from asking the hard questions.
In their lengthy chat, Dave and Paul swap questions concerning both basketball and music. Paul reveals himself to be somewhat of a rarity in the NBA, sharing his feelings of isolation that led him to seek out music. Read the full interview HERE.
Want to know what Paul Shirley thinks of The War On Drugs? Sure yah do. He tells you all about it in Music For Men: The War On Drugs.
It’s The War On Drugs in the sassiest interview to come our way. Vice caught up with Adam and Dave while they were at Oya Festival last month and sat down for quite the chit-chat. We’ll let the boys do that talking –> enjoy above.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen some pretty big performances from The War On Drugs. Whether it’s been Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Primavera or any of the other summer festivals, TWOD have proved no stage is too big for these dudes to conquer. Today, KEXP takes us on a different route, capturing Adam and Dave in quite a special number. Set in the woods of the Pendarvis farm during Pickathon, they offer a stripped down version of The Waterboys’ “A Pagan Place”. Watch above. ***Keep watching after the credits.
Be sure to catch The War On Drugs on tour! Dates listed below!
10/04/12 Washington, DC – 930 Club w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/06/12 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/12/12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival BUY TICKETS
Did you miss The War On Drugs this past weekend at Primavera Sound in Barcelona!? Don’t fret! We’ve got an awesome video of them performing “Take the Farm” from their debut album, Wagonwheel Blues! Watch above!
If you’re headed to Bonnaroo this weekend, don’t miss these dudes! They’ll perform at 3:30 PM on Sunday, June 10th at This Tent.
Oslo, NO - Oya
Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West
Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
Rees-Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Festival
Prague, CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
Vienna, AT - Arena w/ Father John Misty
Tabuao, PT - Paredes de Coura