The War On Drugs Ride A Blissfully Penetrable Wave Unto Their Listeners’ Eardrums On ‘Strangest Thing’

The War On Drugs Ride A Blissfully Penetrable Wave Unto Their Listeners’ Eardrums On ‘Strangest Thing’

The War On Drugs Ride A Blissfully Penetrable Wave Unto Their Listeners’ Eardrums On ‘Strangest Thing’

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When The War On Drugs released their 11-minute track “Thinking Of A Place,” ahead of their forthcoming album’s announcement earlier this year it was largely understood the longtime band may now be at its greatest sonic understanding.

Continuing to prove this notion further, the band’s now released its third track off its sixth upcoming studio album titled “Strangest Thing,” a perfectly timed seven-minute epic ahead of A Deeper Understanding.

Boasting the same steady rock the band has become highly regarded for in the indie rock realm, “Strangest Thing,” basks in the band’s cosmic rock-esque mood with spacey synths and an enticing guitar solo. Singer Adam Granduciel croons over the track in a Bob Dylan-esque manner,

“I recognize every face but I ain’t got everything I need/
 If I’m just moving in the space between the beauty and the pain/ 
It’s the strangest thing.”

Perhaps The War On Drugs has found solace in this space that is “the in between.” Judging from the sound the band’s listeners have received ahead of the album’s release it seems this would hold true.

A Deeper Understanding is out August 25 via Atlantic Records. For now check out the 8mm footage for “Strangest Thing” and watch The War on Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel mosey around as shot by Shawn Brackbill.

LISTEN TO STRANGEST THING:

A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING ARTWORK:

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A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING TRACK LIST:

1. “Up All Night”
2. “Pain”
3. “Holding On”
4. “Strangest Thing”
5. “Knocked Down”
6. “Nothing To Find”
7. “Thinking of a Place”
8. “In Chains”
9. “Clean Living”
10. “You Don’t Have To Go”

THE WAR ON DRUGS FALL TOUR DATES:

09/18 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
09/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dell Music Center
09/22 – New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
09/25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
09/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
09/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Outside Lawn)
09/30 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/06 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
11/03 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
11/04 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
11/06 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
11/09 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
11/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
11/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
11/14 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
11/17 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra
11/18 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
11/20 – München, DE @ Muffathalle
11/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36
11/22 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
11/24 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
11/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1
11/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

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