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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: secretlycanadian.com/tour]
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 ****

LATE NIGHT // The War On Drugs Perform “An Ocean in Between the Waves” On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The War On Drugs started off 2015 performing “An Ocean in Between the Waves” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch the performance above or here on the show’s site.

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

The band continues their tour . See the rest of the dates below.


The War On Drugs Tour Dates

All dates + tickets here: secretlycanadian.com/tour

Sat. Jan. 31 – Wed. Feb. 4 – Riviera Maya, MX @ Hard Rock Hotel
Mon. Feb. 16 – Liverpool, UK @ 02 Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 18 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Thu. Feb. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 21 – Southampton, UK @ O2 Guildhall
Sun. Feb. 22 – Brighton, UK @ Dome Concert Hall – SOLD OUT
Tue. Feb. 24 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy – SOLD OUT
Wed. Feb. 25 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Thu. Feb. 26 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy
Fri. Feb. 27 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. Feb. 28 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Mon. March 2 – London, UK @ O2 Brixton Academy
Thu. June 25 – Sun. June 28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
Fri. June 26 – St. Gallen, CH @ Open Air
Wed. July 1 – Sat. July 4 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Thu. July 2 – Sun. July 5 – Barcelona, ES

ALBUM RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

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

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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WATCH // The War On Drugs Shares New “Red Eyes” Video, ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out 3/18

We know you’ve had The War On Drugs‘ “Red Eyes” on repeat since we shared it last year and today the band has shared a video for the first single off Lost In The Dream is out March 18th.

Watch the new video, produced by Woodshop Films, above or on our YouTube channel here.

If you haven’t already read it, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile.

All those who have pre-ordered the album from SC Distribution have received download codes and anyone who subscribes to SC’s Drip.FM account got the album today, two weeks before the release. You can subscribe here if that’s your bag.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store, and SC Distribution.

Click read more to see TWOD live and do look because a handful of dates have already sold out.
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