The War On Drugs

We’ve all been riding pretty hard for the new War On Drugs record, Lost In The Dream. We did a gigantic feature on Adam Granduciel and the band, then Tom wrote a glowing Premature Evaluation of the album — but hell, we’ve been stoked on this thing since “Red Eyes” dropped last December. Heck, you guys basically claimed the comments section of our G I R L PE as a place to discuss Lost In The Dream, because no such dedicated space existed at that moment. Which rules! It’s so much fun to see an album capture people’s imaginations so intensely, and this is an album that deserves it. Anyway, the War On Drugs did an afternoon set at World Cafe Live, and they played most of Lost In The Dream, plus three tracks from Slave Ambient (“Brothers,” “Baby Missiles,” and “I Was There”). You can watch video of those performances below. “Red Eyes” is still my jam, FYI. (“Woo!”) What’s yours?

Comments (8)
  1. Wow this was great. They have DRASTICALLY improved their live performance since Slave Ambient.

  2. Check out the drum face on all the stills for the videos. Incredible.

  3. Adam’s red cat shirt. I want it.


  4. Yes! Yes.

  5. “Under The Pressure” has to be one of the best songs I’ve heard in the past 10 years. And it sounds fantastic live. Just the perfect record all around. I’m glad I’m around to experience it.

  6. Yes. Under the Pressure is up there, but I’m still riding An Ocean In Between the Waves like craaaaazy.

  7. The purple vinyl just showed up today, and I’m pretty blown away by the care they’ve put into the packaging on these ones. Really beautiful deal — it’s some Wilco-level love put into these. They sound great too, of course

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