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Natalie Prass’ self-titled debut is an equal parts giddy and dour testament to the often-devastating power of love. It’s a massive album, desperate and joyful and wholly unafraid of its towering sincerity, which led to us naming it one of the year’s best (so far) back in June. Prass’ personality onstage is as playful a… More »

Saturday at Bonnaroo can sometimes be a tricky thing. While you’re in the thick of the weekend and things can get a little crazy around the Farm, it’s also a night where there will be a headliner on the main stage, with a long set with few others (if anyone) playing at the same time… More »

Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

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Report From Flow Festival 2015

Though it originally started as a tiny, local, more jazz-focused festival, Helsinki's Flow has grown into something different by 2015. It had record attendance thi…
Ryan Leas | August 17, 2015 - 1:27 pm
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Watch My Morning Jacket, Hozier, & Ed Helms Join Mumford & Sons’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” At Bonnaroo

Two years ago, Mumford & Sons were forced to cancel their headlining set at Bonnaroo at the last minute due to bassist Ted Dwane's emergency…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

The War On Drugs Sign To Atlantic

The War On Drugs’ last album, Lost In The Dream, was one of the best of 2014. It deservedly garnered a ton of praise and…
Peter Helman | June 11, 2015 - 10:41 pm
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Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There's a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana's old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little…
Stereogum | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2015 - 10:55 am
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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…
James Rettig | April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
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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…
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’…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2015 - 1:54 pm
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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 i…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 11:33 am
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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
James Rettig | January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 7, 2015 - 8:27 am
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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
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm
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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…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 9:54 am
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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 Su…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm
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