PRESS PLAY: War On Drugs - Brothers (video)

Sounds Like: Space Rock...from OUTER SPACE!; Kurt Vile
Why you should care: Slave Ambient was one of the best releases of 2011...this song was one of the main reasons why

In 2011 The War On Drugs sort of snuck up on everyone with Slave Ambient. It was an album full of giant guitars, even bigger hooks, and all swirling around the Dylan by way of Iggy Pop front man that is Adam Granduciel. It satisfied on nearly every level, and ended up on just about everyone's best-of lists for the year. And apparently it's unstoppable.

With plans for a continuing tour that will take the band across the US...again...and a slew of television appearances, The War On Drugs unveiled it's video for album opener "Brothers", thus declaring it's plans for total world domination in 2012. Brought to life by the director team of Brewer, a pair of brothers (Ben and Alex), see what they have to say about their work, and check out the video below.

“We kept picturing it as the soundtrack to a dark western like Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid or Unforgiven. That is where the deranged T.V cowboy character came from. We wanted the video to feel like the most exciting five minutes taken out of a longer movie. The biggest challenge in the filming was how to make the old cowboy (played by David Weindel) seem threatening, and how to make the nurse (played by Tallie Medel) seem like she was dealing with the situation the way a normal person might really handle such a nightmare.”

Sounds about right to me.  You can check out The War On Drugs LIVE around the world in 2012, or anytime you like by running, not walking to your local record shop to get a copy of  Slave Ambient of your very own.

THE WAR ON DRUGS TOUR DATES:

Tue. 02/14/12 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje

Wed. 02/15/12 - Amsterdman, NL @ Melkweg

Thu. 02/16/12 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega

Fri. 02/17/12 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

Sun. 02/19/12 - Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club

Mon. 02/20/12 - Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik

Tue. 02/21/12 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

Wed. 02/22/12 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix

Thu. 02/23/12 - Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier

Fri. 02/24/12 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

Sun. 02/26/12 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

Mon. 02/26/12 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control

Tue. 02/28/12 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom

Wed. 02/29/12 - Brighton, UK @ Concord 2

Thu. 03/01/12 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla

Thu. 03/08/12  - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre ^

Fri. 03/09/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^

Sun. 03/11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ^

Mon. 03/12/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree ^

Tue. 03/13/12 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^ 

Wed. 03/14/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds ^

Tue. 03/20/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon *

Wed. 03/21/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent *

Fri. 03/23/12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin *

Sat. 03/24/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *

Tue. 03/27/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room *

Wed. 03/28/12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *

Fri. 03/30/12 –Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival

Sat. 03/31/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center for the Arts *

Sun. 04/01/12 – Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's *

Fri. 04/06/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sat. 04/07/12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Cafe

Sat. 04/21/12 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Rocktown Beer and Music Festival

^ with White Rabbits
* with Sharon Van Etten

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