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The War on Drugs Comes to the Lower East Side

December 6th, 2010


Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile met at a party in Philadelphia in 2003, and after bonding over their mutual love of Bob Dylan, they decided to start making music together. Two years later the pair launched the War on Drugs, featuring heavy guitars and heady lyrics. The group put out a couple of EPs before finding a home with Midwestern label Secretly Canadian, which released the War on Drugs’ first full-length, Wagonwheel Blues, and this year’s Future Weather EP. Vile has since departed to work on his own solo work, but the band (above, doing “Arms Like Boulders”) plays on. See them on Wednesday at Mercury Lounge.