The War On Drugs – Comin' Through
When I was researching (and I use that term loosely) the Philly band The War On Drugs, I came across a Pasta Primavera post that tossed out a Springsteen comp and that got me thinking. Me and thinking are a dangerous combination but would this be like The Boss sounded like if he grew up now?
The argument for would probably include that this an age where he’d be influenced by the likes of Arcade Fire and orchestral indie. It would be hard to imagine that wouldn’t somehow leave an imprint on the wall of sound. The argument against would probably include the fact that Springsteen was a perfectionist, he was heavily influenced by early rock that preceded him, and wasn’t so much influenced by his contemporaries. Who knows if this is anything close to a valid question? There’s certainly many more factors than I discussed but I think it’s fun to think about the what if’s of life.
What we don’t need to guess about is how good War On Drugs sound. Kurt Vile and company deliver time after time. Comin’ Through is no exception. It’s on the latest EP, Future Weather, which came out October 26th via Secretly Canadian. You can purchase it at iTunes among other options. Check it out.