[mp3] The War On Drugs - "Taking the Farm"

The War On Drugs are getting ready to release their debut full length, Wagonwheel Blues, for Secretly Canadian on June 17. You may remember that I shared an excellent track last month from a recently released free EP called Barrel of Batteries, which is still available here. That track, “Arms Like Boulders” and featured again below, will appear in a new version on the upcoming album.

“Taking The Farm”, the first new single from the forthcoming record, is almost helplessly anthemic - the band’s energy just flooding from the speakers. It’s an exciting mix of sounds and styles - with elements of pure Americana, the 80s American underground, psyche-rock, and electronic flourishes. Lead singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel has an expressive voice which meshes comfortably with the echoed guitars and insistent beat drummer Charlie Hall lays down. I think the song says it best: You can feel it in the ozone zone/ you can feel it in the knees knees knees/ you can feel it in the dirt that’s under your feet/ you can feel it in the highways/ and in the one-way streets/ when you’re digging for diamonds at the bottom of the sea.

MP3 :: Taking The Farm
(from Wagonwheel Blues. Info here)

Wagonwheel Blues tracklist:

Arms Like Boulders
Taking the Farm
Coast Reprise
Buenos Aires Beach
There is no Urgency
A Needle in Your Eye #16
Reverse the Charges
Show Me the Coast
Barrel of Batteries

Upcoming shows:

05/05/08 New York, NY- Piano's- Brooklyn Vegan's Rock and ROFL w/ The Acorns, and Comedians
05/14/08 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse w/ Bishop Allen
05/15/08 Boston, MA - Middle East (Downstairs) w/ Bishop Allen
05/16/08 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Bishop Allen
05/18/08 Washington DC, - The Black Cat w/ Bishop Allen
06/07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's

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