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The War on Drugs’ Future Weather Giveaway

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Do not be fooled when you hear the new 12″ from The War on Drugs referred to as an “EP.” Future Weathers, released this week, lays to waste to most all your preconceived, hodge-podge, B-side prejudices for the format. From the first sounds of a tape machine being thrown on mid-song to the final space atmospherics of closer “The History of Plastic” (and all the adventurous, outsider American pop in between) there is a true coalescence and symmetry here, one of wash and drone, of momentum and tone, but also of theme. Friendship and loyalty are both on the table here.

There are cues taken from our best American songwriters, yet The War on Drugs, piling tape upon tape and testing the limits of the studio, are wise enough to also implode those cues or send themselves into outer space when the moment calls for it. The driving organ riff that pushes “Baby Missiles” may be inspired by a fever dream of Springsteen rather than any particular Springsteen song. And the endless layers of guitar melody and atmospherics of “Comin’ Through,” rather than add weither to the vessell, only work to fill its sails with warmer and warmer winds.

Right now, we are giving two copies of Future Weather away on the SC Twitter and Facebook sites. We will choose a winner tomorrow morning. So act fast! Or, you know, go buy one from your neighborhood independent record store.

New Mp3 from The War On Drugs

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The War On Drugs’ new EP Future Weather comes out October 26 (early 2011 in the U.K.), but you can pre-order it today and receive an instant download of the record. Check out our latest offering from the record “The History of Plastic.” This album closing deep cut is a gorgeous eight-minute meditative musical exploration.

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The War On Drugs at Wrigley

It was a sunny July day in Chicago. After a long night of festivities following the opening day of Pitchfork Festival, Adam and Mike from The War On Drugs, myself, and some colleagues here at the label dragged ourselves and our hangovers up to Wrigleyville to see the Cubbies play. The Cubs lost that day, but it was still a killer afternoon in the sun as we were all treated to the esteemed privilege of actually stepping out onto the field at Wrigley.

Today marks an equally joyous occasion as I have the honor of announcing The War On Drugs first release since Wagonwheel Blues marked their debut two years ago. On October 26¬†Future Weather featuring eight new jams from the Drugs¬†will be available in digital and LP formats. Check out the album artwork, track listing below, as well as the new single “Comin’ Through,” a hazy late summer show stopper that just begs for a session of kickin’ it on the porch with a cold beer.

NEW MP3: The War On Drugs “Comin’ Through”

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Future Weather Track Listing:

1. Come to the City #14

2. Baby Missles

3. Comin’ Through

4. A Pile of Tires

5. Comin’ Around

6. Brothers

7. Missles Reprise

8. The History of Plastic

AUDIO

Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Silver Timothy by Damien Jurado
Katie by Luke Temple
Think Of The Ocean by Porcelain Raft

VIDEOS

Happy by Tomas Barfod

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

Colony Glen by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Tomas Barfod
Love Me
CD / LP
Woman's Hour
Conversations
CD / LP

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