2011-08-11T09:42:36-04:00 2011-08-11T09:42:36-04:00

The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient (Preview)

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The War On Drugs. I'm not talking about the controversial campaign fueled by the U.S. Government's devotion to reduce the global illegal drug trade, but the Philadelphia-based rock band whose second album, Slave Ambient,  is expected to be released on August 16 via Secretly Canadian. Today I'm providing you guys a preview to the upcoming LP.

"Come To The City" opens with a calming, high sounding organ lingering in the background; Mike Zanghi 's drums coming to the forefront; and in one motion, comes Adam Granduciel's booming vocals with "Lead me back to the place I'm from/Past the farms and debris."  Being one of The War On Drugs' strongest songs, "Come To The City" does an excellent job  showcasing the band's much improved material since the release of their first album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008.

      06 Come To The City
Download: The War On Drugs - Come To The City

Slave Ambient

Slave Ambient Tracklist:
1. Best Night
2. Brothers
3. I Was There
4. Your Love is Calling My Name
5. The Animator
6. Come To The City
7. Come For It
8. It's Your Destiny
9. City Reprise #12
10. Baby Missiles
11. Original Slave
12. Black Water Falls

"Your Love Is Calling My Name" is another stand-out song from Slave Ambient. Combining fast paced drums with steady guitar lines, all in front of ambient organs, The War On Drugs once again demonstrates their ability to stick to their roots as well as produce a stellar track.

      04 Your Love Is Calling My Name
Download: The War On Drugs - Your Love Is Calling My Name

Following the release of Slave Ambient, The War On Drugs will be embarking on a North American/European tour this coming fall. Check out the dates below for a show near you.

Aug. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's 
Aug. 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Aug. 20 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Aug. 21 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Aug. 23 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON @ TBD
Aug. 25 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Aug. 26 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
Aug. 27 - Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Aug. 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Aug. 30 - St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club at St. Louis University
Aug. 31 - Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
Sep. 1 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Sep. 2 - Washington, DC @ Red Palace
Sep. 8 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Terraza Hotel Regency
Sep. 9 - San Sebastian, Spain @ Club Victoria Eugenia
Sep. 11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso w/ Megafaun
Sep. 12 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ Incubate Festival w/ Megafaun
Sep. 13 - London, UK @ Lexington
Sep. 14 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 15 - Sheffield, UK @ Drowned In Sound presents at The Harley
Sep. 16 - Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Sep. 17 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB club
Sep. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Loppen
Sep. 21 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Lilla Hotelbaren
Sep. 22 - Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
Oct. 14 - Pensacola, FL @ DeLuna Festival

Chillout · Easy Listening · Indie · Rock · Synth


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9 years ago

crazy mix of sounds, good stuff