The War On Drugs perform "Slave Ambient" songs on Mile Marker - Reverb

Mile Marker: The War On Drugs

We’ve been waiting all summer for the War On Drugs‘ second full-length, “Slave Ambient,” and we got a taste of it a few months back when they came through Uneven Studio to record a Mile Marker. “Baby Missiles” chugs along like a freight train and might remind you of another Philadelphia psych-folk act, Kurt Vile (who, himself, is a friend and studio partner of War On Drugs lead singer Adam Granduciel). Both have that nasally Dylan-esque twang in their voice and a penchant for wandering, shimmering guitar lines. The band stopped in a few hours before they last played the Hi-Dive, and they’ll be back there again on Oct. 30. Stream or download these four songs, perfect for a lazy summer evening.

Click here to stream/download/watch last week’s Mile Marker: Telekinesis.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist for The Denver Post. Follow his rants on music and more on Twitter.

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