Saturday, August 27, 2011

Show Preview - The War On Drugs - 9/1/11 - Club Cafe - Concert Review

Adam Granduciel is the front man and the driving force behind Philadelphia's The War On Drugs. Granduciel  moved from Oakland to Philly back in 2003 and began collaborating with Kurt Vile on many of his albums. The two soon began a new project, The War On Drugs, before Vile left and Adam continued the endeavor recruiting local Philly musicians. He began releasing albums in 2005 before Secret Canadian Label picked him up. Four albums later, Adam released his new record on August 16, Slave Ambient. Already it has garnered national praise receiving Pitchfork's 'Best New Music', 4 stars from Mojo and 5 stars from Uncut.

The War on Drugs - "Come to the City" (Official Music Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

From their press:

Slave Ambient features a team of Philadelphia's finest musicians, including multi-instrumentalists Dave Hartley and Robbie Bennett, and drummer Mike Zanghi. Recorded throughout the last four years at Granduciel's home studio in Philly, Jeff Ziegler's Uniform Recording and Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC, the album puts the weirdest influences in just the right places. Synthesizers fall where you might expect more electric guitars (and vice versa); country-rock sidles up to the warped extravagance of '80s pop.

The War on Drugs "Baby Missiles" from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Show is scheduled to begin at 8p with doors at 7p. Caveman will be opening. You can find more information about them here.