The War On Drugs On World Cafe

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hide captionThe band's most recent album, Slave Ambient, is out now.

Graham Tolbert
The band's most recent album, Slave Ambient, is out now.

The band's most recent album, Slave Ambient, is out now.

Graham Tolbert

Set List

  • "Best Night"
  • "Baby Missiles"
  • "Arms Like Boulders"

Philadelphia's The War on Drugs is an arena rock band that doesn't play arenas yet. On its second and most recent record, Slave Ambient, the band rollicks like a lost early U2 demo, pairing massive melodies and expansive instrumentation to powerful effect.

Peaking on songs like "Your Love Is Calling My Name," or the '80s Springsteen-style anthem "Baby Missiles," the grandeur of Slave Ambient conjures Americana in a way few bands can.

This World Cafe session features songs from the band's recent concert at World Cafe Live.

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