The War on Drugs

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are an indie rock band that call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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The War on Drugs

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

Categories:

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The War on Drugs

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

Categories:

Key Tracks

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The War on Drugs

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from The War On Drugs.

 

The War On Drugs are in indie rock band call Philadelphia home. They are getting set to release album number four in 2017.

 

  • Song: "Baby Missles"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Red Eyes"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

  • Song: "Touch of Grey"

  • Album: Day Of The Dead
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Grateful Dead cover !

 

 

  • Song: "Brothers"

  • Album: Slave Ambient
  • Year: 2011

 

 

  • Song: "Under the Pressure"

  • Album: Lost In The Dream
  • Year: 2014

 

 

Catch Key Tracks every weekday during the Midday Mix at 1 PM on 91.3 WYEP.

 

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Justin. Click the title to see their website!

The War on Drugs, "Red Eyes"- This Philadelphia band, and former Kurt Vile associates, have always had a special crush on Bruce Springsteen. But with their latest album Lost in the Dream, out in March, they go fullon in-love. First single "Red Eyes" is the perfect example - a driving beat, spoke-sung lyrics, an on-the-road feel. I call it Daydream Springsteen. Yes, it took a long time to think of that.

 

Bombay Bicycle Club, "Carry Me"- These young piano-pop Brits caught me by surprise with their last album A Different Kind of Fix. For the upcoming So Long, See You Tomorrow, they throw all sorts of styles on the ceiling and see what sticks. In this track, they play dress up as a mind-altered dance pop, jilted in the all the right ways.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady of The Beaver County Times.

In case you missed it here's what he played (with commentary by Scott) - Best of 2011 version!:

The Decemberists, “The King is Dead” - Oregon folk/alt-rockers tone down the theatricality and embrace a compelling, R.E.M.-ish flavored brand of Americana for their most accessible effort yet. Colin Meloy’s voice and phrasing compellingly set scenes. Released in January, the album still sounds fresh, even after numerous listens.

Paul Simon, “So Beautiful or So What" - Simon is rhymin’ masterfully again on what he correctly labeled his best album in 20 years. The instrumentation is spry and imaginative; the lyrics are exceptional and straightforward. Sample verse from “Getting Ready for Christmas Day,” the album’s leadoff track: “I got a nephew in Iraq/It’s his third time back/But it’s ending up the way it began/With the luck of a beginner/He’ll be eating turkey dinner/On some mountain top in Pakistan.” Then there’s “Questions for the Angels,” on which Simon’s delicate voice strikes a potent note pondering “If every human on the planet/And all the buildings in it should disappear/Would a zebra grazing in the African savannah/Care enough to share a zebra tear?”

The War on Drugs, “Slave Ambient” - Philly band laces shoe-gazer alt-rock with dream pop, then filters it through a classic-rock prism. The result is cerebral, visceral and catchy — in short, a band that can be enjoyed by fans of My Bloody Valentine as well as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Singer Adam Granducial’s poetic lyrics chronicle journeys in which thoughts, not landmarks, are the mileposts. He’s drawn Bob Dylan comparisons, owing much to the way his voice lingers on certain words. I’m reminded more of Lloyd Cole.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Andy Mulkerin of Pittsburgh's City Paper

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy (plus a  bonus song):

Future Islands, "Before the Bridge" - Future Islands is a formerly Baltimore-based, currently Brooklyn-based synthpop band led by the enigmatic and growly Samuel T. Herring. Their last full-length grew to be a favorite of mine; this single was released earlier in the summer in advance of their next full-length, On the Water, which is due in October.

Nikki Lane, "Gone, Gone Gone" - This is the title track from Nikki Lane's EP from earlier this year. She's a young singer-songwriter with a very classic take on country music; it's a little bit affected, but then, so is Dolly Parton, eh? She's got a full-length in the works; I'm interested in seeing how it comes together.

The War on Drugs, "I Was There" -This Philly-based band (which originally included Kurt Vile) is getting a lot of buzz for their ethereal new album, Slave Ambient. Is it wrong that I think Adam Granduciel sounds a little like Bryan Adams? Like, if Bryan Adams were the least bit cool?

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