The Music Digest

Premiere DateMar 29, 2014
Categories Indie Music Rock
00:00 Intro
00:37 Discussion
07:16 Red Eyes The War on Drugs
12:04 Discussion
18:44 Under The Pressure The War on Drugs
27:30 Discussion
33:15 In Reverse The War on Drugs
40:43 Discussion
47:27 Suffering The War on Drugs
53:23 Discussion
61:08 Burning The War on Drugs
66:53 Finish

The Music Digest
DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret

Today we talk about the latest LP from Philadelphia based band The War on Drugs. Lost in the Dream, released on March 18th by Secretly Canadian, is the first album from the group since 2011’s Slave Ambient. Melding grassroots American indie rock, psychedelia, and shoegaze, this timeless record offers a lot of good grooves in the vein of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Sting, and ‘80s production in general. It is very referential, but does transcend those influences at points through compelling chord changes and interesting song structures. Definitely worth checking out.

The War on Drugs (photo from The War on Drugs)
March 29 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada
March 30 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 1 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
April 2 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
April 4 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
April 5 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
April 6 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
April 7 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
April 8 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
April 10 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
April 11 – 20th Century Theatre – Cincinnati, OH

Lost in the Dream
1. Under The Pressure
2. Red Eyes
3. Suffering
4. An Ocean In Between The Waves
5. Disappearing
6. Eyes To The Wind
7. The Haunting Idle
8 Burning
9. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse

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