The War On Drugs

A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic Records)

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The War On Drugs announce their fourth full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, out August 25th on Atlantic Records. A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first album since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, and their debut album with Atlantic. Following the Record Store Day release of the 11-minute “Thinking of a Place,” The War On Drugs present the album’s lead single, “Holding On.”

 

For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs’ frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker—but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboardingRobbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez — continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights.

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Tour

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    Dec 09, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    91X Wrex The Halls

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    Dec 11, 2017
    Portland, OR
    Crystal Ballroom

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    Dec 16, 2017
    Mobile, AL
    Soul Kitchen

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    Dec 17, 2017
    Birmingham, AL
    Iron City

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    Dec 20, 2017
    Louisville, KY
    Brown Theatre

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    Dec 21, 2017
    Indianapolis, IN
    The Vogue

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    Dec 22, 2017
    Bloomington, IL
    The Castle Theater