The War On Drugs, “Red Eyes”

Michael Giordano

Lost In The Dream

The Running Man dance move seemed only appropriate for cheesy fleeting 80’s dance hits—the bass, snare, bass, snare drumbeat, pumping you along like Richard Simmons screaming ‘1 and 2 and 1 and 2,’ coupled with huge airy synth pads never really fell out of style, but we're all afraid to admit it. That’s why Philadelphia-based Adam Granduciel, better known by his project name The War On Drugs, has found a way to take those elements and mix them in with his own style of ambient folk-rock in his new single “Red Eyes.” Refining and perfecting his sound since his last release in 2011, while avoiding the abrasive pitfalls of extreme genre-blending, TWOD gives us a high energy dance tune bursting at the seams with a sense of clarity and humble musicianship that we can surely expect more of on his forthcoming album, Lost In The Dream.

Lost In The Dream is out Martch 18 via Secretly Canadian. TWOD has a North American tour starting the day of the album release, dates for which are listed below.

March
18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
28 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
29 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
30 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
April
04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
06 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
08 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
11 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century
12 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
14 – Toronto, ON @ Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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