The War on Drugs released its new album Lost in the Dream today. The band also plays the Bluebird on March 26. Here's what's going to happen now: I'm going to listen to the new War on Drugs album with my cat, Kitten and we're going to review it track-by-track. Her credentials are that I once wrote a dance jam about her. Also she has the attention span of, you know, a cat, so this could take a while.
"Under The Pressure"
Mark Sanders: Well this one starts out weird. Is that a drum machine someone forgot to turn off? It must be setting us up for something seriously grandiose.... Oh, here it is: a few seconds in. War on Drugs front man Adam Granduciel is a humble singer. He knows his voice isn't the most polished, so he relies on short phrasings to convey... something. Man, I don't know. It's rock music.