The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream

We’ve heard barely a peep from Philly’s ambient heartland rockers the War On Drugs this year — our only post about them in 2013 prior to this one regards their involvement in the Dessner brothers’ Grateful Dead tribute — but it seems like 2014 will be far busier for them. Frontman Adam Granduciel has been hinting at a new album called Lost In The Dream since summertime, and now we’ve got confirmation that the record is coming in March along with a lead single to remind us how awesome this band is. The song’s called “Red Eyes,” and it picks up right where 2011′s Slave Ambient left off, riding the night train to some ethereal destination with blurry vision and Springsteen on the brain. It’s an immensely pleasant way to begin your Wednesday, and you can do that below.

Lost In The Dream is out 3/18/14 via Secretly Canadian. Here’s the tracklist, followed by a large batch of North American tour dates.

01. Under The Pressure
02. Red Eyes
03. Suffering
04. An Ocean In Between The Waves
05. Disappearing
06. Eyes To the Wind
07. The Haunting Idle
08. Burning
09. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse

Those dates:

3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/20 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
3/23 Chicago, IL @ Metro
3/26 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/28 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
3/29 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
3/30 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
4/1 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
4/4 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
4/6 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/7 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
4/8 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
4/10 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
4/11 Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
4/12 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/13 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
4/14 Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
4/17 Boston, MA @ Paradise
4/18 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Comments (11)
  1. Should I wait until tomorrow morning to listen to it, then?

  2. 1:50, good god that was just pure ecstasy.

  3. Jesus, this song kicks ass.

  4. Yeeeesssss!!!

  5. Alright, I’ve missed this band twice now at festivals because they played early in the day and I didn’t have my shit together to make it in by that time. No more. This is happening.

  6. This is probably the best song they’ve written. Damn so good

  7. God this is so good. Keeping everything that was amazing about Slave Ambient and taking it a step further.

  8. Going hard in the hippie Bruce Springsteen sound, god damn.

  9. Seriously could listen to this song for hours.

  10. So good! Bossgaze is my new favourite genre.

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