We’ve been waiting to announce this one for a while, folks. It has been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised last album, Slave Ambient, was released and the Philadelphia band readies their newest offering, Lost In The Dream for release on March 18th, 2014. Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).
Click read more to see album art, the track list, and upcoming tour dates for band.
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We are very excited to be in attendance at the Independent Label Market tomorrow with a long list of other fantastic indie labels! We’ll have vinyl, rare items, and more for you to mull over buying with your hard earned money but we would love just to see you and say hello!
Our table is located by the Commercial St entrace to the Market in between Soul Jazz Records and Vice Records. To see a list of some special items we are offering at the market plus a map of all the vendors, see below.
If you tuned into Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, it’s likely you saw John Cale perform “I Wanna Talk 2 U.” Did you notice a couple of familiar faces in his band? How about The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley (Nightlands / Oak Island) and Robbie Bennett? We would not lie to you – see it for yourself above! Jump ahead to around 36 minutes to watch the musical performance!
THIS IS WHY THE INTERNET EXISTS. For without it, many of us would not have opportunity to have our minds blown by this gem of a cover. It is The War On Drugs playing Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ties That Bind,” originally released on The River in 1980. Adam and the gang rocked this song during a two-night stint, one of which was a New Years Eve show, at Johnny Brenda’s. Enjoy above!
Folks from WXPN’s The Key happened to be some of the lucky attendees at the NYE performance, which also featured Purling Hiss and Avery Rosewater. “As streamers popped open, confetti flew and champagne was poured, the band closed the trilogy with an outstanding, moving rendition of “Come To The City,” the centerpiece of their 2011 album ‘Slave Ambient.’ But the show was just getting going.” Read the full review and check out photos HERE.
Richmond, VA - The National w/ Hop Along Band
Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre w/ Hop Along Band
Chattanooga, TN - Track 29 w/ Hop Along Band
Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre w/ Hop Along Band
Birmingham, AL - Iron City w/ Hop Along Band
Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall w/ Hop Along Band
Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom w/ Hop Along Band