War on Drugs

Album Title: Lost in the Dream
Record Label: Secretly Canadian
Review by John Noyd
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The War on Drugs - Lost in the DreamThe War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

Whether barreling down lost highways deep into the night or swimming in a shimmering abyss staring at the stars, raw chronicler TWOD’s grand galactic-folk projections well up from dark, cosmic slumbers shedding dread and embracing hasty hearts in deft, windswept caresses. Cloaked in shuffling mumbles whose enlightened flights twist and contort in sympathetic support, “Lost,” resolves and dissolves moving from aqueous masquerades to masterful disasters where surging solos wrap placid shrapnel around oozing grooves, liquid lyrics mold emotions smoldering in untamed pangs glowing under saintly restraint and slippery manipulations ride nocturnal waves down celestial ghost-rock. Populating apocalyptic mysteries with late-night runaways and sage escapees, the fearlessly stratospheric ensemble plays Madison’s Majestic Theater September 20th and Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater September 21st along with special guests, Califone.

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