The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream - 2014 Indie Rock 180 Grm 2LP

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The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream


Label: Secretly Canadian
Cat#: SC310
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Gatefold tip-on sleeve with glossy, printed inner sleeves. Includes a download code.

Released: 18 Mar 2014
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock


Tracklist



A1 Under The Pressure 8:51
A2 Red Eyes 4:59
A3 Suffering 6:01


B1 An Ocean In Between The Waves 7:11
B2 Disappearing 6:51


C1 Eyes To The Wind 5:54
C2 The Haunting Idle 2:55
C3 Burning 5:48



D1 Lost In The Dream 4:09
D2 In Reverse 7:41



Mixing the grand-scale guitar attack of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine with a melodic sense and lyrical perspective that recalls Bob Dylan roaring down Highway 61, Philadelphia's the War on Drugs are the creation of a pair of Dylan fans, Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile, who met at a party in 2003. After several drinks, Granduciel and Vile discovered their shared fascination with the Bard of Minnesota, and began working on songs together.


As such, these tunes reveal a careful and thrilling reinvention of the sound that's become The War on Drugs' trademark. The signature meld of long tones and scattershot layers still stands, with phantom drum machines and organ lines dotting the musical middle distance all across Lost In The Dream. Note the way the keys whisper against the guitar's growl as the tempestuous "An Ocean in Between the Waves" approaches pentecostal heat. Hear how, when a sharp and hard riff cuts into the inescapable chorus of "Red Eyes," synthetic strings and baritone saxophone shape a soft, infinite bed beneath it.


But there's a newfound directness to these tunes, too. Granduciel's voice steps out from behind its typical web of effects--louder now, with more experiences to share and more steel from having survived them. He sounds less like a prismatic reflection of a rock bandleader, more like the emboldened actualization of that idea.


With its crisp, unencumbered delivery, "Eyes to the Wind" becomes the album's centerpiece and the group's new anthem. This is Granduciel's to-date triumph and the exact moment where Lost In The Dream moves from a tale of confusion to one of resolve. Throughout most of the record, grips loosen and senses fail, memories are mourned and expectations are abandoned. But after the Rolling Thunder lift of "Eyes to the Wind," Granduciel finds new contentment and direction. Anguish sublimates into deliverance. Backed by his bros, Granduciel becomes a preacher in a new pulpit.

The War on Drugs - Suffering (Live on KEXP)

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The War on Drugs - Suffering

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The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

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The War On Drugs - An Ocean Between The Waves (Philly)

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The War On Drugs - Eyes To The Wind

(Philly) 3-14-14

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The War On Drugs - Eyes To The Wind

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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP, 180 Gram
Label Secretly Canadian
Color Black