THE WAR ON DRUGS
Handsome Tours proudly presents the return of Philadelphia-based band The War On Drugs, with headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, whilst appearing nationally at Laneway Festival.
A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first album since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, releasing 11-minute track Thinking of a Place, as the album’s first single. For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs’ frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for the band as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker—but, above all, to busy himself in work.
Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez — continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights
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