Pre-sale of the week is A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs, out on 25 August.
A Deeper Understanding is the first album from The War On Drugs since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, and follows the Record Store Day release of the 11-minute ‘Thinking of a Place’.
For much of the three-and-a-half-year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The band’s frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez – continuously throughout the process, the result is a ‘band record’ in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and reexamining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights.
Note: the limited LP version is on clear vinyl, and is only available from shops participating in Record Store Day.
We’re offering A Deeper Understanding at special pre-sale prices, which won’t be available after release. Click here for more details and to order your copy.