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Basketball & Rock ‘n’ Roll: Dave Hartley Interviews Paul Shirley

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.

Stay tuned for some exciting Nightlands news!!!

THE SASSIEST: The War On Drugs in the Best of Interviews

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.

The War On Drugs have a couple of shows with The Walkmen in October and will end the year with performances at Tokyo’s Hostess Club Weekender and Austin City Limits Festival. Dates HERE.

WATCH: The War On Drugs Cover The Waterboys

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!

TOUR DATES:
10/04/12 Washington, DC930 Club w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/06/12 Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/12/12 Austin, TXAustin City Limits Festival BUY TICKETS

WATCH: The War On Drugs at Primavera Sound, Dates with The Walkmen Added

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.

Lastly, we are stoked to announce WOD will open for The Walkmen in their hometown of Philadelphia, as well as Washington DC. See all dates HERE.

WATCH: Adam Granduciel Curates New Episode of “Shaking Through,” Featuring Philadelphia Band, Purling Hiss


The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel recently curated the latest Shaking Through episode. Featuring Philadelphia-based band, Purling Hiss, the video captures all three members performing “Lolita” live, a definite change from the 4-track recording founding member Mike Polizze normally utilizes.

“Of everyone Adam knew, Purling Hiss was the one he believed would rise to the opportunity and create something remarkable, and so he and the band converged at Miner Street in Philadelphia to record “Lolita” over the course of a warm weekend in early April.”

Purling Hiss opened for The War On Drugs last fall; perhaps you saw them together. If not, get a small taste of how awesome this band it by watching the videos above.

AUDIO

All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
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

VIDEOS

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

Conversations by Woman's Hour

COMING SOON

JJ
V
CD / LP
Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Cayucas
Denver, CO - Underground Music Showcase

Cayucas
Santa Monica, CA - Twilight Concerts @ Santa Monica Pier  w/ PAPA

Damien Jurado
Seattle, WA - Timber! Music Festival

Zero Boys
Oslo, NO - Blitz

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