We were big fans of their sophomore record, Slave Ambient, and critics are already calling this follow-up one of the best albums of the year so far. An aural locomotive train that undulates between straight-forward, foot-tapping, rock-yelp-filled songs and slow, chugging, emotional ones, the album showcases frontman Adam Granduciel’s song-writing and strikes us being suffused with the energy of a live show.
You can hear the lead single form the album, “Red Eyes”, below. You’ll like it, so follow up with a click-through to KCRW’s stream and start the album off with its proper opener—the nine-minute-long “Under The Pressure”.
The War on Drugs’ shows in NYC, LA, SF, and their home town of Philly are all sold out, but the rest of you still have a shot.
Photo by Graham Tolbert.