Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transmissions :: The War on Drugs

Philadelphia's pysch folk/ambient pop outfit, The War On Drugs will play Brighton Music Hall on August 21st in support of their 2nd full length LP, Slave Ambient out today on Secretly Canadian. The new album is a sprawling and shambolic 47 minutes that showcases the bands mastermind, Adam Granduciel's razor sharp songwriting and dexterous use of the recording studio. Often we feel a little underwhelmed by Americana as whole, but Slave Ambient has smashed our preconceived notions and limitations of "American Music" and has us reaching for this LP over and over. This video was debuted earlier this month for the album's center piece, the triumphant Come To The City.

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