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Watch The War On Drugs Play “Red Eyes” And “Under The Pressure” On Ellen

Earlier this month, the War On Drugs played Coachella and proved that their music makes a lovely soundtrack for the sight of the sun setting over the desert mountains. And yesterday, they also proved that they sound great when you're watching TV in the middle of the day. In recent months, Ellen has given a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 10:55 am

Guitar Hero‘s Back With A Redesigned Controller And The War On Drugs

Guitar Hero and the similarly themed Rock Band were once ubiquitous, but both of them seemed to fade away as the casual gaming audience that they attracted moved primarily to mobile devices to get their fix. But both games are coming back this year -- Guitar Hero has just announced Guitar Hero Live, the first… More »

By: James Rettig / April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch The War On Drugs Shimmer Through Two Songs On Kimmel

This is the week in between Coachella weekends, which means a whole lot of great bands are spending the week in Southern California and happy to take late-night bookings. The War On Drugs' sleepy, spacey sunset performance was a highlight of Coachella's first day, and they recreated a bit of it last night on JimmyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

The 10 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Friday

There's every other festival in America, and then there's Coachella. Every year, it feels like it matters just a bit more than the others. It's the oldest, dating back to the final moments of the '90s, so its infrastructure is tight and its organizers know what they're doing. It's first, so all these bands are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron Loves The War On Drugs

David Cameron is the conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain. He's also a man with decent-if-basic tastes in indie rock. In the past, he's incurred the wrath of both Morrissey and Johnny Marr by claiming that he likes the Smiths. (It's not easy to get Moz and Marr to agree on much, but Cameron did… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 1:54 pm

My Morning Jacket Played 3 New Songs And Covered 4 Classics With The War On Drugs’ Frontman At One Big Holiday ’15

My Morning Jacket played their first shows in over a year at this year's One Big Holiday, their own music festival that takes place in Mexico. (Here's our report from last year.) Over the course of three nights, the band debuted three new songs that fans are calling "Big D," "Compound," and "Only Memories." They… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am

War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

The most surprising thing about the biggest music beef of last year was that it was relatively one-sided. While Mark Kozelek pumped out two different diss tracks, hinted at a third, and wouldn't let up at concerts, the War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel stayed pretty quiet. Granted, one of the few times he did… More »

By: James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am

Watch The War On Drugs Perform On Fallon

Adam Granduciel and his crew known as the War On Drugs were honored to be named our #2 album of the year, so of course they celebrated by booking an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. The Philadelphia rockers (and Tom Petty impersonators) played Lost In The Dream highlight "An Ocean In Betwee… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 8:27 am

The 5 Best Tom Petty Albums Of 2014

As you might've heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it's merely pretty good in the grand scheme of the Petty canon. It garnered a lot of positive of reviews, but when it comes down to it, the fact that Petty just now got… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Mark Kozelek Keeps Adam Granduciel Feud Burning, Hints At Third Diss Track

Sun Kil Moon played a show last night in London's borough of Hackney, and Mark Kozelek spent a lot of time between songs talking about ... the War On Drugs. Said Uncut's John Mulvey in his review of the show: "[I]f at times the whole business [with the War On Drugs] has seemed like a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

War On Drugs: Benji Is “Such A Beautiful Record”

The feud between the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon has been long and weird; it probably hit its lowest point with this bullshit. It's easy to imagine the beef heating up as year-end list season approaches its apex and their (great) respective albums fight it out for top spots. But in a recent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Mark Kozelek Enlist Low’s Alan Sparhawk On “The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

This week almost went by with no news about Mark Kozelek. Almost! Last week at this time, Koz was making friends with El-P when Sun Kil Moon was booked opposite Run The Jewels at Fun Fun Fun. At the fest, Kozelek played his infamous, unprovoked diss track "The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" live… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Iceland Airwaves 2014: The War On Drugs, The Flaming Lips, & The Knife’s Final Show

While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that I'd be in a minority because of the Iceland thing -- in the past few months of me mentioning I was about to go to this festival, I've discovered that… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 10, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Watch The War On Drugs Play Their Beer Commercial Lead Guitar Shit On Conan

Right now, the War On Drugs are embroiled in the bitterest alt-rock blood feud since Pavement/Smashing Pumpkins. (Somehow, though, both the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon are Pavement in this one, albeit in different ways. Does Mark Kozelek really think beer commercial music supervision hasn't advanced in the last 25 years? What's he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 9:23 am

Mark Kozelek Responds To The War On Drugs With “Adam Granofsky Blues”

IT NEVER ENDS. Yesterday, we reported that Adam Granduciel finally spoke about the whole Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs debacle, saying, among other things, that he thought Mark Kozelek was a "douche." Today, Koz responds with an MP3: a spoken word track of himself reading Granduciel's quote in full, over a blues lick, and laughing… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 11:06 am

The War On Drugs: Mark Kozelek Is “Such A Douche”

Throughout the entire sordid one-sided beef that was Mark Kozelek's tongue-in-cheek campaign against the War On Drugs -- the one that culminated with "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" and made our own Koz superfan Michael Nelson very sad -- War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained silent. Not anymore. Speaking to the Swedish music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 12:24 pm

Check Out The War On Drugs Frontman Adam Granduciel’s Analog Photo Diary In T Magazine

This has been a big year for the War On Drugs, between the acclaim for Lost In The Dream, an extensive tour, and ... some other stuff. Frontman Adam Granduciel was recruited for The New York Times' T Magazine to take a camera around with him to document everything that the band did and everywhere… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Meredith Graves Condemns Mark Kozelek’s Diss Track And The Language Of Abuse

Throughout the Mark Kozelek/War On Drugs saga that has been playing out over the past few weeks, it's been difficult to take a step back and consider the whole situation. (Though to their credit, our commenters have brought up the sexist and homophobic nature of Kozelek's comments numerous times.) Today Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves published… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014 - 1:16 pm

The War On Drugs – “Tangled Up In Blue” (Bob Dylan Cover)

Amidst all the hubbub with Mark Kozelek, we somehow missed that the War On Drugs did a great Bob Dylan cover for Minnesota's 89.3 The Current a few weeks ago. In an interview with the radio station, frontman Adam Granduciel said that he wanted to make sure that they had perfected the cover by the… More »

By: James Rettig / October 7, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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