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Urban Outfitters Premieres the Video for The War on Drugs’ “Come To The City”

The War on Drugs – “Come to the City” (Official Music Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

Today, Urban Outfitters premiered the video for The War on Drugs’ charging, triumphant “Come to the City” from the band’s excellent forthcoming sophomore album Slave Ambient. It follows a gang of Los Angelenas doing some wilding on the outskirts of LA. The video was produced by Urban Outfitters and directed by Peter J. Brant. Video Fun Fact: One of the women who appears in the video is a former resident of our hometown, Bloomington, Ind.

Today through the release of Slave Ambient, UO will also be exclusively hosting a stream of the entire album. You can hear why UK’s Uncut, in a five-star review of the album, said: “Granduciel’s burgeoning compositional skills and his vast attention to intricately wrought sonic structures make Slave Ambient rich with things money alone can’t buy — wit, imagination, ambition, excitement, that kind of thing. It’s a thrill. Something’s happening wherever you turn on tracks that are dense with detail and brilliant accumulations of incident, but never overwrought or too busy, sheer grace their common link.”

The War on Drugs release “Come to the City” MP3, Slave Ambient Pre-Order Madness Begins

The War On Drugs’ sprawling Slave Ambient is out August 16 on Secretly Canadian. Following the release of the instant classic “Baby Missiles” we now share with you the album’s centerpiece “Come to the City” in which head honcho Adam Granduciel takes the show to the next level. It’s a modern American outsider classic; a straight-up jam. All goosebumps and fist pumps; and Granduciel howling and moaning over his epic, phased Firebird guitars.

“Come to the City” also happens to include what very well may be my favorite The War on Drugs lyric: “Drinking up all the sweet tea/It was made/Just for me.” CLAZZIG.


Slave Ambient is also now available for pre-order, the first 75 vinyl orders of which will receive the limited-run oh-so-fancy ruby red LP version of the record (see the sweet pic below). There are also several great War on Drugs catalogue bundle deals. Get it all HERE.



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