The War on Drugs have put out half of their new album already, and the damn thing hasn’t even been released yet. But who could complain when the music’s this good?
Adam Granduciel and company will release A Deeper Understanding next Friday, Aug. 25 on Atlantic, and it’s shaping up to be stellar. “Up All Night” is the fifth advance track from the album, following “Pain,” “Holding On,” “Strangest Thing” and “Thinking of a Place.”
Album opener “Up All Night” may be the most danceable track The War on Drugs have ever put out, and it makes for an upbeat and energetic start to the record. Of course, this being The War on Drugs, the song takes a turn for the atmospheric about halfway through, as Granduciel’s dauntless guitar elevates “Up All Night” from the dance floor to the stars above.
The War on Drugs recently took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform “Pain,” which you should watch here if you haven’t already, and the band has also set an extensive fall tour in support of their new record. Giddy up.
Listen to “Up All Night” below, plus a 2011 War on Drugs Daytrotter Session from the Paste Cloud beneath that. You can preorder A Deeper Understanding here.