It’s The War On Drugs in the sassiest interview to come our way. Vice caught up with Adam and Dave while they were at Oya Festival last month and sat down for quite the chit-chat. We’ll let the boys do that talking –> enjoy above.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen some pretty big performances from The War On Drugs. Whether it’s been Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Primavera or any of the other summer festivals, TWOD have proved no stage is too big for these dudes to conquer. Today, KEXP takes us on a different route, capturing Adam and Dave in quite a special number. Set in the woods of the Pendarvis farm during Pickathon, they offer a stripped down version of The Waterboys’ “A Pagan Place”. Watch above. ***Keep watching after the credits.
Be sure to catch The War On Drugs on tour! Dates listed below!
10/04/12 Washington, DC – 930 Club w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/06/12 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory w/ The Walkmen BUY TICKETS
10/12/12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival BUY TICKETS
Did you miss The War On Drugs this past weekend at Primavera Sound in Barcelona!? Don’t fret! We’ve got an awesome video of them performing “Take the Farm” from their debut album, Wagonwheel Blues! Watch above!
If you’re headed to Bonnaroo this weekend, don’t miss these dudes! They’ll perform at 3:30 PM on Sunday, June 10th at This Tent.
The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel recently curated the latest Shaking Through episode. Featuring Philadelphia-based band, Purling Hiss, the video captures all three members performing “Lolita” live, a definite change from the 4-track recording founding member Mike Polizze normally utilizes.
“Of everyone Adam knew, Purling Hiss was the one he believed would rise to the opportunity and create something remarkable, and so he and the band converged at Miner Street in Philadelphia to record “Lolita” over the course of a warm weekend in early April.”
Purling Hiss opened for The War On Drugs last fall; perhaps you saw them together. If not, get a small taste of how awesome this band it by watching the videos above.
Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
George, WA - Sasquatch! Music Festival
Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Toronto, ON - Field Trip Music Festival
New York, NY - Governors Ball
Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE