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, keyboarding Robbie 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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    Apr 11, 2018
    Las Vegas, NV
    Brooklyn Bowl

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    Apr 13, 2018
    Indio, CA
    Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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    Apr 17, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    Rialto Theatre

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    Apr 18, 2018
    Phoenix, AZ
    The Van Buren

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    Apr 20, 2018
    Indio, CA
    Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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    May 4 - May 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    Shaky Knees Festival

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    Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2018
    Hunter, NY
    Mountain Jam Festival

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    Jul 05, 2018
    Royal Oak, MI
    Royal Oak Music Hall

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    Jul 11, 2018
    Halifax, NS
    Hallifax Jazz Festival

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    Jul 13, 2018
    Cleveland, OH
    Agora Theatre

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    Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2018
    Louisville, KY
    Forecastle Festival

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    Jul 14 - Jul 15, 2018
    Birmingham, AL
    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

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    Jul 22, 2018
    Milwaukee, WI
    Riverside Theatre

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    Jul 27, 2018
    New York, NY
    Panorama Music & Arts Festival

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    Jul 28, 2018
    Camden, NJ
    XPoNential Music Festival