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The War on Drugs @ Cameo, 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
War on Drugs

The War on Drugs have been working on the follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 album, Slave Ambient. Main man Adam Granduciel updated folks over the summer on the album's progress:

i've been working on the new drugs record since around last September, and demos actually began in April and May of last year. So far Dave has played a fretless bass on 2 songs and Robbie made an Arp Solina sound like the wind. So far we've tracked stuff all over the place-my home studio, my main engineer Jeff Zeigler's Uniform Studios in philly, Water Music in Hoboken (Sandy hit them pretty hard and they've done an incredible job of rebuilding and moving forward stronger than before), Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium in Kernersville, NC (although Mitch wasn't involved in the sessions and i was in the shower when he stopped by to drop off a 12 string Hagstrom), Miner St. studios in philly, my most favorite spot, Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC...and most recently, last night in brooklyn at 'the bunker,' where my friends Jon Natchez and Kelly Pratt played some beautiful horns on a bunch of songs. They're currently in town rehearsing for their summer tour with David Byrne and St. Vincent (uhhh...super sick) so why not get the best.
While there's been no official details on the new LP -- like title or release date -- that might not be too far off, as The War on Drugs have just announced two NYC shows: Bowery Ballroom on March 20 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 21. Tickets for both shows go on sale Wednesday (12/4) at 10 AM. Those are the band's only scheduled tour dates at the moment.

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Comments (19)

so why did him and kurt vile split?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 6:31 PM

Their last album was as good as Vile's. Maybe better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:02 PM

Because word is Vile isn't too nice.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:10 PM

Actually Vile is really nice. That's a stupid thing to put out there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:50 PM

Is that right, 7:10? Then why did Adam tour with Vile's band for 2 years after Kurt left WOD?

You couldn't be more wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:52 PM

I heard that Kurt Vile's index finger smells really weird.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:58 PM

Vile's got that Bank of America money now, isn't that reason enough.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:04 PM

the one thing that I appreciate very many professional musicians are those who play harmonica, harmonica I just love!

Posted by arcondicionadoautomotivo | December 3, 2013 8:50 PM

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Posted by For singles who are looking for wealthy love... My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealt | December 3, 2013 9:09 PM

this bad is waaaaaay overrated, split from Vile cause their songs are of a lower caliber.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:52 PM

fretless bass?????/ never a good thing

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 12:32 AM

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Posted by car diagnostic tool | December 4, 2013 5:37 AM

Warped Roadies...really?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 7:03 AM

Vile played all over the last WOD album anyway, and that was after the "split."

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 8:50 AM

The WARPED Roadie chick with the pink hair is a hottie.

Like druggie hottie

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 8:52 AM

11:52 - Are you serious?? Wagonwheel Blues and Slave Ambient are both excellent albums. Overrated? By whom?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 9:35 AM

This band is way better than Vile.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 10:01 AM

These guys are still friends with KV. Dont believe the hype.

He played on their last record and Adam and Charlie joined Kurt for his Hanukkah set opening for Yo La Tengo a whole ago too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:32 PM

Its not "hype", its just one idiot anonymous post.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 1:53 PM

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