The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs Announce U.S., European Tour Dates

Philadelphia indie rock outfit The War on Drugs announced a fall tour that criss-crosses both American and Europe. The dates come on the heels of…
Emma May / April 28, 2017

The War on Drugs – “Thinking of a Place”

A few days after teasing some new music, the War on Drugs have returned with a new song. "Thinking of a Place" is being released…
Jeremy Gordon / April 21, 2017

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
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