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.
Ryan Johnson is a freelance videographer, lousy guitar player, and a social media strategist at OnSight Public Affairs.
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