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Watch: The War on Drugs - “Nothing to Find” Video

A Deeper Understanding Out Now via Atlantic

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The War on Drugs released a new album, A Deeper Understanding, back in August via Atlantic, their first for the label (previously they were on Secretly Canadian). Now they have shared a video for “Nothing to Find.” Ben Free directed the clip, which stars actress Sophia Lillis (It) and features a strange road trip. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates (including some new 2018 dates).

Read our recent print magazine interview with The War on Drugs on A Deeper Understanding.

Read our recent digital magazine bonus Q&A interview with The War on Drugs on A Deeper Understanding.

Read our review of A Deeper Understanding.

Previously The War on Drugs shared the 11-minute long A Deeper Understanding cut (and Record Store Day single) “Thinking of a Place” and announced a fall tour. Then they shared another song from the album, “Holding On,” as well as performing the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and sharing a video for “Holding On” featuring actor Frankie Faison (The Wire, Luke Cage, The Silence of the Lambs). Then the band shared two other songs from the album, atmospheric slow-burner “Strangest Thing” and the expansive “Pain.” The band also shared a cover of Warren Zevon’s 1979 song “Accidentally Like a Martyr,” recorded for a Spotify session. Then they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Pain” and shared the album’s six-minute long glorious opening track, “Up All Night.” The band also shared a black & white video for “Pain,” which was shot in 16mm film and features the band performing the song on a cargo ship with the band’s name on the side as it travels down the Schuylkill River in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia.

The War on Drugs’ main creative force Adam Granduciel worked on the album in studios in New York and Los Angeles, with help from engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer). Other members of the band (bassist Dave Hartley, keyboardist Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall, and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez) were also involved in the recordings from time to time and thus a press release calls A Deeper Understanding “a ‘band record’ in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn.”

The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was our #1 album of 2014 and a lot of other people agreed with us too. There had been hints that the band’s major label debut might be on the way this year and earlier in the year the band shared a brief new video that featured a snippet of instrumental music and cut together black & white photos of the band in the recording studio, which was followed by “Thinking of a Place.”

Read our end-of-the-year interview with Granduciel from 2014. And also read our The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten article from 2014, in which Granduciel and Van Etten interviewed each other.

The War on Drugs Tour Dates:

Wed. Nov. 1 - Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live - SOLD OUT
Thu. Nov. 2 - Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live - SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 3 - Cologne, DE @ E-Werk - SOLD OUT
Sat. Nov. 4 - Brussels, BE @ Forest National - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 6 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan - SOLD OUT
Tue. Nov. 7 - Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef - SOLD OUT
Thu. Nov. 9 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands - SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 10 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands - SOLD OUT
Sun. Nov. 12 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester - SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 13 - Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester
Tue. Nov. 14 - London, UK @ Alexandra Palace - SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 15 - Portsmouth, UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall
Fri. Nov. 17 - Zurich, CH @ X-tra - SOLD OUT
Sat. Nov. 18 - Milan, IT @ Fabrique
Mon. Nov. 20 - München, DE @ Muffathalle - SOLD OUT
Tue. Nov. 21 - Hamburg, DE @ Große Freiheit 36 - SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 22 - Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
Fri. Nov. 24 - Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
Sat. Nov. 25 - Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1 - SOLD OUT
Sun. Nov. 26 - Copenhagen, DK @ Tap 1
Mon. Nov. 27 - Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
Wed. Nov. 29 - Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena - SOLD OUT
Sat. Dec. 9 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center [91X Wrex The Halls]
Mon. Dec. 11 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Dec. 16 - Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Sun. Dec. 17 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Wed. Dec. 20 - Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
Thu. Dec. 21 - Indianapolis, IA @ The Vogue
Fri. Dec. 22 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
Sat. Jan. 27 - Singapore, SG @ Laneway Festival
Mon. Jan. 29 - Aukland, NZ @ Laneway Festival
Fri. Feb. 2 - Adelaide Sa, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Feb. 3 - Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 4 - Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
Tue. Feb. 6 - Newton, AU @ Enmore Theatre
Sat. Feb. 10 - Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
Tue. Feb. 13 - Melbourne, AU @ Forum
Sun. Feb. 11 - Fremantle, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Jun. 2 - London, UK @ Victoria Park

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