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The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs
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Group Members: David Hartley, Kurt Vile, Adam Granduciel, Charlie Hall, Kyle Lloyd
Biography: Mixing the grand-scale guitar attack of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine with a melodic sense and lyrical perspective that recalls Bob Dylan roaring down Highway 61, Philadelphia's the War on Drugs are the creation of a pair of Dylan fans, Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile, who met at a party in 2003. ...Read full biography
Wagonwheel Blues
Released: 2008
Label: Secretly Canadian
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The first full-length by the War on Drugs is at once an album of its time -- indie rock as collection and collage of classic rock sonic signifiers that rank former tourmates Neil Young and Sonic Youth ...Read full review
Slave Ambient
Released: 2011
Label: Secretly Canadian
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On their third album, the War on Drugs essentially continue to stake out their own particular patch of ground in 21st century rock & roll with an indie bent, nodding in equal parts toward older traditions ...Read full review
More The War on Drugs albums: Main Albums (4), Singles & EPs (2)