Download The War On Drugs and Bodies Of Water

After yesterday’s inaugural Track of the Day from Maximo Park fella Duncan Lloyd – click HERE to listen to the man’s debut single for Warp, ‘Suzee’ – we’re upping the ante with a special double-header.

Secretly Canadian (website) is, basically, one of the very best independent record labels in the world, with a roster to (not literally, but you get what we’re saying) die for. On their books, now or then: Antony and the Johnsons, Richard Swift, Swell Maps, Damien Jurado, Jens Lekman, Catfish Haven, Magnolia Electric Co, I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness… need we go on?

The War On Drugs: The Boss fronting Animal Collective?

Sure! Because two of the label’s active-right-now acts are touring the UK as you read. Cosmic-rockers The War On Drugs (pictured) hail from Philadelphia and have been described as having a sound comparable to Bruce Springsteen fronting Animal Collective (what’s not to like about that?), and Bodies Of Water, from Los Angeles, deliver singularly spaced-out takes on something close to alt-country... meets prog-rock. Pretty weird, but definitely ace. Get a taste of each band by downloading the tracks below.

The War on Drugs – ‘Taking The Farm’

(Taken from ‘Wagonwheel Blues’, out now)

Bodies Of Water – ‘Water Here’

(Taken from ‘A Certain Feeling’, out now)

See the bands live…

The War On Drugs (all previously announced dates with The Hold Steady are cancelled)


30 London Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle

Bodies Of Water: proggy avant-folk from LA


1 London Borderline (with Ladyhawk, The Dudes)

2 London Pure Groove in-store (6pm)

2 London Bloomsbury Bowling Alley (evening show, with The Dudes)

3 Norwich Arts Centre

4 Bristol Louisiana

7 London Brixton Windmill

Bodies Of Water (get tickets HERE)


2 London Concrete & Glass Festival

3 Glasgow Captain’s Rest

4 Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club

5 Belfast Speakeasy

6 Dublin Whelans

7 Galway Roisin Dubh

11 London Forum (with Calexico)

12 London Cargo

Get more The War On Drugs content here

Get more Bodies Of Water content here

Click back to tomorrow for more Track of the Day goodness.


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