The War On Drugs ‎– Future Weather

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winchrecords

winchrecords

April 20, 2019
referencing Future Weather, CD, EP, sc227
Moving along like a ship enveloped in a thick fog...a bit like a Pittsburgh version of Ian Hunter when he was channeling Dylan...this will likely draw many listeners in and waiting for the next fix, mesmerized and waiting for more and this will likely push others away to places where they can dance and attach their backbones to a bassline. If you're going to give this a listen, listen closely, close your eyes, click off the lights and strap on the headphones.

-- winch (Winch Records: only the good ones...the good, the odd, and the wonderful.)
zdkaiser

zdkaiser

August 24, 2017
referencing Future Weather, 12", EP, sc227, SC227
Another poor pressing from Secretly Canadian. Just like Lost In The Dream. Slightly off-center, noisey, and thin sound. Save your scratch.
streetmouse

streetmouse

January 24, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Future Weather, 12", EP, sc227, SC227

People’ve often asked me about the differences between Kurt Vile’s music and that of his bandmate, and co-founder of War On Drugs, Adam Granduciel ... and it always gives me pause. While both dish out deep helpings of music that lazily rides under the radar, it’s Adam, who when he choses, is able to let his visions sonically soar to unimaginable heights, at times splitting the sky, and raining down musical blessings.

There are tracks on this EP that will find their way to later full album releases, and there are snippets of songs that will become full fledged dynamic numbers. There are those who’ve suggest that the release creates a bummed-out atmosphere ... I find that not to be so, simply pointing to the layered distant harmonica and tangled jangling guitars on the song “Brothers,” or the easy sounding, though very complex homespun shuffle of “Comin’ Thought;” where Adam, Mike Zanghi and Dave Hartley not only push these layered boundaries, but take leaps that will later blossom on the heady driving Slave Ambient.

And all this means what? Certainly not much for those of you who come to this body of work late, but for those who hung on every note as it was being presented, most of us held our collective breath, just know that we were about to get drenched.

As usual … Secret Canadian does a great job, not only with the vinyl, but with the packaging.

Review by Jenell Kesler