The War on Drugs

Video: The War on Drugs – “Holding On”

The War on Drugs have released a new video for "Holding On." Directed by Brett Haley, the six-and-a-half-minute clip follows a working-class man (played by Frankie…
Brian Josephs / June 13, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

What slow season? This summer, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Haim, and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2017

Watch the War on Drugs Play a Four-Guitar Version Of “Holding On” on Colbert

Last week, the War On Drugs announced the details of their next album A Deeper Understanding, and they also shared the lovely new single "Holding…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / June 6, 2017

The War On Drugs Find a New Spingsteen High on “Holding On”

Three years after 2014's standout Lost in the Dream, Philadelphia favorites The War On Drugs are looking for new terrain. Spinning classic riffs into a melancholic…
Rob Arcand / June 1, 2017

The War on Drugs Announce New Album A Deeper Understanding, Release “Holding On”

The War on Drugs have announced their new album A Deeper Understanding, the follow-up to 2014's Lost in the Dream. They've also released a new song called…
Jeremy Gordon / June 1, 2017

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
Page 1 of 4