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By Jason Thomas


The War on Drugs is back with their first new material since 2014’s Lost in the Dream, and the song was released as a 12″ single on Record Store Day. A lot of bands give us re-issues, b-sides, and other re-releases with bonus material in new packaging on Record Store Day, but TWOD went all-in with not only brand new material, but a brand new single that clocks in at over eleven minutes. “Go long or go home.” That’s how the saying goes, right? OK, whatever… We’re just happy that the world has new music from The War on Drugs to enjoy.

Peruse the rest of this week’s playlist and share it with the world.


Kevin Morby – “Aboard My Train” (Dead Oceans)

Planetarium – “Saturn” (4AD)

Wire – “Short Elevated Period” (pinkflag)


The War on Drugs – “Thinking of a Place” (Atlantic)

RAC – “This Song (feat. Rostam)” (Counter)

Waxahatchee – “Silver” (Merge)

Wavves – “Million Enemies” (Ghost Ramp)

Father John Misty – “Total Entertainment Forever” (Sub Pop)


Aldous Harding – “Imagining My Man” (4AD)

Woods – “Bleeding Blue” (Woodsist)

Slowdive – “Sugar for the Pill” (Dead Oceans)


Big Thief – “Mythological Beauty” (Saddle Creek)

Future Islands – “Cave” (4AD)

Perfume Genius – “Slip Away” (Matador)


Little Dragon – “Celebrate”

(Sandy) Alex G – “Proud” (Domino)

Girlpool – “It Gets More Blue” (Anti-)

Mac DeMarco – “On the Level” (Captured Tracks)

Vagabon – “Cold Apartment” (Father/Daughter)

Hercules & Love Affair – “Controller (feat. Faris Badwan)” (Big Beat)

Whitney – “You’ve Got a Woman” (Secretly Canadian)


DJ Shadow – “Systematic (feat. Nas)” (Mass Appeal)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “French Press” (Sub Pop)

Ho99o9 – “City Rejects” (Caroline)

PWR BTTM – “LOL” (Polyvinyl)


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