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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 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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015

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."… More »

By: James Rettig / February 2, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / January 28, 2015

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 Ocea… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015

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… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 11, 2014

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… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014

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 MyMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 14, 2014

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

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

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,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014

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'… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / October 7, 2014

Sun Kil Moon – “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

As promised, Mark Kozelek has posted his song about the War On Drugs on his website tonight. It's called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" and was written in response to a mostly one-sided beef that's been playing out over the past few weeks. In an open letter on his website,… More »

By: James Rettig / October 7, 2014

Mark Kozelek, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Mark Kozelek has never cared about his fans. All right, maybe that's not fair; I can't say how the guy feels. He probably cares but he just expresses it poorly or something. Let's put it this way: Mark Kozelek has always treated his fans like shit. In any case, it's an abusive relationship, and it… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 6, 2014

Sun Kil Moon’s “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” Is Streaming On Monday

The great Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs war has now been raging for more than two weeks, ever since Sun Kil Moon main man Mark Kozelek complained about the War On Drugs' set drowning out his own at the Ottawa Folk Fest and invited the band to suck his dick. Since then, Kozelek ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

Mark Kozelek Challenges The War On Drugs To Let Him Join Them At The Fillmore Next Week

If you were making such bets at the outset of 2014, you could have gotten some seriously long odds on a wager that Sun Kil Moon and War On Drugs would have wound up embroiled in the year's biggest beef (non-Morrissey division). And good for you, if you did make that bet, because you are… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 30, 2014
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