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 been watching on TV?) The ongoing clash did not, however, prevent the War On Drugs from performing on Conan mere days after Kozelek spent an entire song doing the Nelson Muntz point-and-laugh thing at them. On the show, they played the Lost In The Dream track “Burning” and sounded fucking great doing it. This is probably the best riposte they could offer any foe: Just playing their music, on a large platform, and doing it searingly well. Watch it below.
Lost In The Dream is out now on Secretly Canadian.