Philadelphia Road Music: The War on Drugs

Philly’s The War on Drugs are headed by Oakland transplant Adam Granduciel and also feature Philly own space forklifter, Kurt Vile. Of course, they also feature Philadelphia’s best space out and drive tunage. Back before some fine Philadelphians un-car-ed me, nothing pleased me more than blasting 2008’s stunning Wagonwheel Blues while I sped over the Girard Point Bridge as it framed Philly’s skyline (pictured, courtesy of PhillySkyline).

On October 26, they have a new 8 song EP coming out, Future Weather, on Secretly Canadian. But now that I’m carless will I still love the tunes as much? If they’re anything like lead track “Comin’ Through,” absolutely. Like most things in Philadelphia, the tunes are better when you walk.

The War on Drugs, “Comin’ Through”


01 Come to the City
02 Baby Missles
03 Comin’ Through
04 A Pile of Tires
05 Comin’ Around
06 Brothers
07 Missles Reprise
08 The History of Plastic

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