The War on Drugs Turn Heartland Rock Into a Hypnotic Dreamscape

BY: Dan Caffrey | Mar 10, 2014
The War on Drugs Turn Heartland Rock Into a Hypnotic DreamscapeExperimental heartland rockers The War on Drugs are poised to play bigger venues in the future, so catch them at the club-sized Metro while you still can. Grantland’s Steve Hyden recently predicted that The War on Drugs will soon play “the big rooms.” He’s probably right. Their upcoming third full-length, Lost in the Dream, is already making waves with its hypnotic take on heartland rock, a comfortable genre that band mastermind Adam Granduciel makes otherworldly by adding saxophones, static, and synthesized dreamscapes. Luckily, he’s still playing it in club-sized venues like The Metro (3730 N. Clark St.), so be sure to grab tickets before it sells out like many of the other tour dates have. (Sunday, March 23, at 9 p.m. $18; buy tickets here) Check out “Red Eyes,” The War on Drugs’ first single from Lost in the Dream. Photo by Dustin Condren