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The War On Drugs

A Deeper Understanding


standard gatefold black 2lp

Released: 25th Aug 2017



Released: 25th Aug 2017


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Released: 25th Aug 2017


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they paint majestic widescreen textures – roadtrip Americana with hints of neon synths that cast flickering shadows across these vividly constructed night-time tracks.

Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully-realised piece of music in today’s modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall & multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca & Jon Natchez -- continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, & confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting & re-examining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration & exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights.  “Some of the richest, most compelling music of their career.” 8/10 – uncut.


A Deeper Understanding


  1. Up All Night
  2. Pain
  3. Holding On
  4. Strangest Thing
  5. Knocked Down
  6. Nothing To Find
  7. Thinking of a Place
  8. In Chains
  9. Clean Living
  10. You Don’t Have To Go