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The War on Drugs announce new album, A Deeper Understanding, share “Holding On” — listen

The band's first record for Atlantic hits stores August 25th

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    Well, this will be a nice birthday treat for yours truly: On August 25th, our 2014 Band of the Year The War on Drugs will return with their fourth studio album, A Deeper Understanding. It serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Album of the Year, Lost in the Dream, as well as the band’s first release since signing with Atlantic Records.

    Engineered by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), A Deeper Understanding is “a ‘band record’ in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn,” according to a press release. In addition to mastermind Adam Granduciel, contributors included bassist Dave Hartley, keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, in addition to multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez.

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    To drum up the hype, the band’s unlocked a new Springsteen-sounding lead single, “Holding On”. The track continues the heartland excellence of April’s Record Store Day epic, “Thinking of a Place”, which will also be on the record. Listen below.

    If you’ve got the time, you might want to revisit Paula Mejia’s 2014 cover story on the band, which finds Mr. Granduciel palling about his Philadelphia home.

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    A Deeper Understanding Tracklist:
    01. Up All Night
    02. Pain
    03. Holding On
    04. Strangest Thing
    05. Knocked Down
    06. Nothing To Find
    07. Thinking of a Place
    08. In Chains
    09. Clean Living
    10. You Don’t Have To Go

    The War on Drugs 2017 Tour Dates:
    09/18 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    09/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dell Music Center
    09/22 – New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park
    09/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    09/25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
    09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
    09/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
    09/29 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Outside Lawn)
    09/30 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
    10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/06 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
    10/09 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    10/10 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    10/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
    10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    10/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    10/15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
    10/18 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    10/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    10/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
    10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
    11/02 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live
    11/03 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
    11/04 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    11/06 – Paris, FR @ Bataclan
    11/09 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
    11/10 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
    11/12 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
    11/14 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace
    11/17 – Zurich, CH @ X-tra
    11/18 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
    11/20 – München, DE @ Muffathalle
    11/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36
    11/22 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    11/24 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
    11/25 – Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1
    11/27 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

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