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Q&A: Natalie Prass On Her Next Album, Playing Festivals, & Loving The War On Drugs

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2015 - 2:57 pm
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5 Memorable Sets From Bonnaroo 2015 Saturday

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…
Ryan Leas | June 14, 2015 - 5:52 pm
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The 7 Best Performances Of Governors Ball 2015 Sunday

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 8, 2015 - 12:50 pm
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Hear Grateful Dead Covers By The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett, The National, Phosphorescent + Jenny Lewis, And Bruce Hornsby + DeYarmond Edison

The National revealed the tracklist for their massive Grateful Dead tribute compilation Day Of The Dead last week, and now they've unveiled five songs from…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 7:21 am
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The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Mark Kozelek Teases El-P Collab, Elliott Smith Cover, Piano/Vocal Album Feat. Mike Patton

Mark Kozelek followed his tumultuous 2014 with a tempestuous 2015, but as Kozelek tells it, 2015 has been "a wonderful year of playing music." So…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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Watch The TV On The Radio & The War On Drugs Episode Of Austin City Limits

Earlier this week, we premiered TV On The Radio's performance of "Winter" on the PBS live music show Austin City Limits, and The War On…
Grace Birnstengel | November 8, 2015 - 2:36 pm
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Watch The War On Drugs Perform “Under The Pressure” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Since releasing one of the very best albums of 2014, Lost In The Dream, the War On Drugs have been touring tirelessly and making the…
Peter Helman | November 6, 2015 - 9:22 am
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AKASE – “Under The Pressure” (The War On Drugs Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

AKASE is Harry Agius (AKA bass music producer Midland) and Robbie Redway. The Leeds duo specializes in dark, atmospheric electronic pop tracks with a sharp…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 9:38 am
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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 this…
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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Cover Story

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…
Michael Tedder | 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

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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…
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 in…
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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