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The War on Drugs – “Pain”

With three weeks to go before the release of A Deeper Understanding, the War on Drugs have dropped new album cut "Pain." The band debuted the adventurous new song…
Brian Josephs / August 4, 2017

Watch War On Drugs Play New Song “Pain” During WTMD Acoustic Set

The War On Drugs have a new album, A Deeper Understanding, coming out next month, and so far we’ve heard "Thinking Of A Place," "Holding On,"
James Rettig, Stereogum / July 28, 2017

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

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 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

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 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN's mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN's end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Hear War on Drugs’ Shredded Cover of John Lennon’s ‘Mind Games’

The War on Drugs have been covering the Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey" for a few years now, but recently the Philadelphia crew slipped another…
Mike Ayers / March 25, 2014

The War on Drugs

What? With the sublime brand of drone-soaked country exhibited on the band's debut full-length, Wagonwheel Blues, it's easy to assume Philadelphia-based outfit the War on…
Larry Fitzmaurice / June 17, 2008

Smoke and Mirrors

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Andrew Ohehir / April 1, 1997