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ALBUM MILESTONE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Reaches GOLD Status In UK

Following a whirlwind year which culminated in countless Best album of 2014 accolades and a subsequent Brit Award nomination, this weekend has seen another milestone reached for The War On Drugs. The band’s classic album Lost in the Dream’s released on Secretly Canadian in March last year, has now reached GOLD status in the UK following sales of over 100,000 copies.

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

The War On Drugs Tour Dates

[All dates + tickets here:]
Fri. July 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Tue. Aug. 11 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya
Thu. Aug. 13 – Sat. Aug. 15 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
Fri. Aug. 14 – Sun. Aug 16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
Sat. Aug. 15 – Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival 2015
Mon. Aug. 17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
Tue. Aug. 18 – Vienna, AU @ Arena
Fri. Aug. 21 – Tabuao, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Sat. Aug. 22 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Fri. Sep. 4 – Sat. Sep. 5 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
Sun. Sep. 6 – Wiltshire, UK @ End Of The Road Festival
Fri. Oct. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

“One of 2014’s truly great records The perfect Americana road trip.”
NME 9/10

A sublime journey Its no small feat to make rock music sound this fresh nowadays. Amid the hordes of bands pulling the same old tired moves, thank God for The War On Drugs’
Time Out 5 Stars *****

A huge triumph Widescreen, exhilarating, Springsteen-esque rock n roll Its clear that this is the bands breakthrough moment.
Evening Standard 5 Stars *****

A magnificent musical voyage An early contender for the upper reaches of those end-of-year lists.
The Sun – 5 Stars *****

Granduciel is a master of slowly shifting textures Imagine Bob Dylan singing Tom Petty songs, backed by a combination of Avalon-era Roxy Music and the E Street Band.
Sunday Times (Album of the Week)

Gorgeous, fully realised third from Adam Granduciels ambient rockers.
Uncut 8/10

Everything is delivered with a wondrous sadness… Its a record for dusk, for dawn, and for all the dark corners in which you might find yourself in between.
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

Right to the final note Lost In The Dream is a triumph of emotive feel and detail.
MOJO – 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciel combines 80s-style rock with 70s kosmische music. Imagine Neu! covering Dancing In The Dark.
The Guardian 4 Stars ****

Combines the narrative style of 70s Dylan with the sonic clarity of 80s pop-rock and the narcotic haze of psychedelia An album that gets deeper on each listen.
The Times 4 Stars ****

Adam Granduciels Philly road fetishists drew cult acclaim before, but their hybrid of US road-rock, Krautrock and drone textures is more confident in range and purpose here.
Independent On Sunday 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream maintains a kind of motorik languor throughout, turning 80s arena rock into something much more intriguing
The Observer 4 Stars ****

Its unified vision should appeal to fans of My Bloody Valentine and Neil Young alike.
The Independent 4 Stars ****

“Fuses the open American landscape of 1970s rock with the metronomic pulse of krautrock.”
Financial Times 4 Stars ****

Richly melodic and possessing a classicist pop sensibility, this is rock music with soul.
Clash 8/10

Imagine Bob Dylan making records with My Bloody Valentine in New Mexico designed for the end credits of a road movie.
Guitarist 4 Stars ****

Classic rock through a krautrock lens.
D.I.Y. 4 Stars ****

Lost In The Dream embodies a big-hearted Americana.
Loud And Quiet 8/10

Beautiful Lost In The Dream offers myriad reasons to bask in its beatific atmosphere.
The Fly 4 Stars ****

LISTEN // Gardens & Villa Share N.O. Joe “Domino” Remix, Playing Year-End LA Show At The Echoplex 12/13

Let’s roll the clock way back to SXSW 2014 (OK, only a few months back). Gardens & Villa met multi-platinum, Grammy nominated producer N.O. Joe [Scarface, Ice Cube, Brian McKnight, D’Angelo, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne] after showing appreciation for the band’s set. The guys of Gardens & Villa grabbed late-night tacos with the renowned producer, became fast friends, and now Wondering Sound has premiered the a special remix of ‘Domino’, off the band’s album Dunes out earlier this year. The N.O. Joe remix of “Domino” brings the track to bumpin’ new heights including a verse from Houston rapper Spuf Don. We suggest listening to it right now above or here on our Soundcloud.

Also, on Saturday December 13, the band will end their year with a headlining show at The Echoplex in LA. Get tickets here.


ALBUM ANNOUNCE // I Love You But I’ve Chose Darkness Announce New Album ‘Dust’ Out October 28, Listen To “Faust” Now

Today we are proud to announce I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness has announced their latest full length ‘Dust‘, out on LP and digitally October 28th via Secretly Canadian and in Europe via Monopsone Records. A followup to 2006’s ‘Fear Is On Our Side‘, the new album is loaded with dark, driving rock. Listen to first single “Faust” above or on our Soundcloud/Youtube.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.


1. Faust
2. Stay Awake
3. Heat Hand Up
4. Safely
5. Come Undone
6. Walk Out
7. You Are Dead To Me
8. 69th St. Bridge
9. The Sun Burns Out


Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness


Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

Be Small by Here We Go Magic

Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic

In Touch by Suuns



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