The War On Drugs – “Thinking Of A Place”

Tomorrow, for Record Store Day, the War On Drugs will release a 12″ single of a new song called “Thinking Of A Place.” It’s their first major new piece of music since their great 2014 album Lost In The Dream, and as it turns out, it’s an absolute epic, an 11-minute track that builds and expands on the ideas of that last album.

After they teased the song yesterday, the War On Drugs have shared the whole song. It’s a blissed-out, synth-laced classic-rock ramble, the type of thing that will give many of us flashbacks to ’80s Tom Petty and Don Henley. But while there’s certainly a radio-friendly sheen on the song, it’s also an expansive, spacey piece of work, one that takes its time getting into emotive, melodic guitar solos and shimmery synth interludes. Right now, you can stream the whole thing below, via the Record Store Day website.

The “Thinking Of A Place” single is out tomorrow; good luck finding a copy.