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The War On Drugs
Super High Quality
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Release Date
November 20, 2020


Press Release

Culled from over 40 hard drives of recorded live shows spread out across years of touring behind multiple critically acclaimed records, LIVE DRUGS is unlike anything previously available in The War on Drugs’ catalog. The first volume to capture the band’s live interpretations, LIVE DRUGS is a document showcasing the evolution of the band’s live show over the years. Additionally, LIVE DRUGS is a portrait of the enduring relationship between Adam Granduciel and Dominic East. A longtime friend, guitar tech and stage manager, East is LIVE DRUGS’s co-producer and the presence Granduciel credits as holding everything together. Sequenced to reflect how a typical 70-minute set would flow, LIVE DRUGS thrives on live set staples immortalized on record for the first time. This includes “Buenos Aires Beach” from the band’s 2008 full- length debut, Wagonwheel Blues, and the longtime musical interlude flowing between “Under the Pressure” and “In Reverse” - which bookend 2014’s Lost In The Dream. There’s also the band’s essential cover of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally like a Martyr” – a song “so true, you should ever be lucky to write a song that simple,” Granduciel says.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 An Ocean Between The Waves (Live) 7:30 Buy

    An Ocean Between The Waves (Live)

  2. 2 Pain (Live) 5:17 Buy
  3. 3 Strangest Thing (Live) 7:13 Buy

    Strangest Thing (Live)

  4. 4 Red Eyes (Live) 5:50 Buy

    Red Eyes (Live)

  5. 5 Thinking Of A Place (Live) 10:37 Buy

    Thinking Of A Place (Live)

  6. 6 Buenos Aires Beach (Live) 5:09 Buy

    Buenos Aires Beach (Live)

  7. 7 Accidentally Like A Martyr (Live) 4:28 Buy

    Accidentally Like A Martyr (Live)

  8. 8 Eyes To The Wind (Live) 9:13 Buy

    Eyes To The Wind (Live)

  9. 9 Under The Pressure (Live) 11:59 Buy

    Under The Pressure (Live)

  10. 10 In Reverse (Live) 7:37 Buy

    In Reverse (Live)

Track List

A1. An Ocean in Between the Waves
A2. Pain
A3. Strangest Thing
B4. Red Eyes
B5. Thinking of a Place
C6. Buenos Aires Beach
C7. Accidentally Like a Martyr
C8. Eyes to the Wind
D9. Under the Pressure
D10. In Reverse

The War On Drugs

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