The War on Drugs

Hear the National, Courtney Barnett, the War on Drugs, and More Cover Grateful Dead

The National's long-in-the-works Grateful Dead tribute project will at last be released to the public. Titled Day of the Dead, the 59-song box set will feature…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2016

TV on the Radio and the War on Drugs Perform on ‘Austin City Limits’

Following on last week's Courtney Barnett/Gary Clark Jr. doubleheader, Austin City Limits managed another solid bill for Saturday night's show. We've already seen the War…
Colin Joyce / November 8, 2015

The War on Drugs Bring Weighty ‘Arms Like Boulders’ to ‘Austin City Limits’

The War on Drugs have spent most of 2015 touring on the back of their much-lauded Lost in the Dream — SPIN's 2014 Album of…
Colin Joyce / November 5, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The Best Things We Saw On Friday

Know this: Life hasn't begun until you witness Sir Paul McCartney singing "Live and Let Die" while fireworks explode out of the stage. That's what we…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2015

Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, and More Cover ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’

Just about two years after they were forced to cancel an appearance at Bonnaroo, Mumford and Sons made their return to the Tennessee festival. They…
Colin Joyce / June 14, 2015

The War on Drugs Sign With Atlantic Records

The War on Drugs are taking the fight to another label. The band behind SPIN's best album of 2014, Lost in the Dream, have left the indie…
James Grebey / June 12, 2015

The War on Drugs Swung By ‘Ellen’ With Some ‘Red Eyes’

Yesterday afternoon, the War on Drugs made their daytime television debut on Ellen, proving why Lost in the Dream topped SPIN's Best Albums of 2014 list with sprawling, springy…
Brennan Carley / April 21, 2015

The War on Drugs Don’t Fall ‘Under the Pressure’ on ‘Kimmel’

The War on Drugs took the fight to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. The Philadelphia band, fresh off of their Coachella performance on Friday, played two cuts…
James Grebey / April 14, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, the War on Drugs, and More

The lineup for this year's Lollapalooza festival has been announced and Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + the Machine, and Sam Smith are headlining the bill.
Kyle McGovern / March 25, 2015

Q&A: Robert Christgau on His Memoir ‘Going Into the City’ and Not Loving the War on Drugs

Talking to Robert Christgau is an experience unlike any other — unless you know of any other septuagenarians who are fully capable of discussing the…
Dan Weiss / February 24, 2015

The War on Drugs Play ‘An Ocean in Between the Waves’ on ‘the Tonight Show’

If you happened to be channel surfing last night, you might've taken a dip into "An Ocean in Between the Waves." The War on Drugs,…
James Grebey / January 7, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we're looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We've already counted down the…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

The War on Drugs Light Up ‘Conan’ With ‘Burning’ Performance

The War On Drugs have been in the news a lot recently because of Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek's apparent vendetta against them, so the Philadelphia band probably…
James Grebey / October 31, 2014

Mark Kozelek’s Feud With the War On Drugs Continues (to Be Stupid)

And the long-running, mostly one-sided feud between Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek and the War On Drugs rages on. Kozelek has now taken comments that WOD leader…
James Grebey / October 29, 2014

The War on Drugs Get ‘Tangled Up’ in Bob Dylan Cover

Taking time out of their busy "feud" with Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek, the War on Drugs have recently introduced an exuberant cover of Bob…
Brennan Carley / October 7, 2014

Listen and Read the Lyrics to Mark Kozelek’s ‘War on Drugs, Suck My Cock’

The year's most unexpected musical feud took yet another turn for the preposterous last night with the release of "War on Drugs: Suck My Cock,"
Andrew Unterberger / October 7, 2014

Mark Kozelek Challenges the War on Drugs to ‘Have a Sense of Humor’ Onstage

He may have created the year's most dolorous, heavy-handed album, but don't ever let 'em tell you that Mark Kozelek can't have himself a bit…
Andrew Unterberger / October 1, 2014

War on Drugs’ New Video Is a Dazzling, Narcotic Mess

When SPIN dubbed the War on Drugs' latest album, Lost in the Dream, an Essential listen, writer David Menconi described the record as "a perfect…
Kyle McGovern / August 20, 2014

The War on Drugs Have ‘Red Eyes’ on ‘Letterman’

The War on Drugs released their essential Lost in the Dream back in March and they haven't slowed down since. Ahead of a few festival…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2014

My Morning Jacket Bring Back Cancun Concert Series, One Big Holiday

For the second year in a row, My Morning Jacket are inviting fans to escape the winter freeze and warm up with some folk-fueled rock…
Colin Stutz / June 19, 2014
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