Earlier this month we had a blast seeing the War on Drugs open for The National
, especially considering we were lucky enough to discuss Slave Ambient
in an interview with its creator, Adam Granduciel
. It's a difficult record to recreate in the live setting, due to the intricacy of the guitar layering and the miles of ambient noise, but Granduciel and the gang consistently replicate the feel of Slave Ambient
in near-perfect sonic bliss. And now we've got a perfect, twenty-minute example of this for your viewing pleasure.
The band recently demonstrated their chops on a KEXP live session, playing songs like "Best Night" and "Your Love Is Calling My Name" interspersed with a Q+A from DJ El Toro.
is out now.