Watch The War on Drugs Perform on The Tonight Show

Categories:  Arts & Culture/Entertainment    Music
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 3:26 PM
Watch The War on Drugs Perform on The Tonight Show by Alex Bieler
Via nbc.com

The War on Drugs released one of 2014's best releases with Lost in the Dream. In fact, you could say that it was the year's best album according to aggregate site Metacritic's roundup of music critic' top 10 lists, where the Philadelphia band held a slight edge over St. Vincent's also excellent self-titled release as of Jan. 7, making my own ranking of Lost in the Dream seem low in comaprison (No. 7 isn't all too shabby, however).

While 2014 was pretty great for Adam Granduciel and his band of modern heartland rockers, it's time to move on to 2015. The War on Drugs aren't slowing down, however, as the group stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, getting back to work less than a week into the new year, even setting up and breaking down their own equipment, much to the surprise of fellow Philadelphian Questlove, the lovable leader of Fallon's extremely talented house band The Roots - a mighty fine band on its own, mind you.

While Questlove was impressed with The War on Drugs pre- and post-show work, viewers should be quited pleased with the band's TV performance of Lost in the Dream's "An Ocean In Between the Waves." It's a pretty awesome job, one that will please fans of The War on Drugs and any baby boomers who are grumpy that there aren't enough bands that are putting a modern spin on Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. And then there's the wonderful shot of Granduciel pulling away from the microphone around the 3:20 mark as the saxophonist gives him a look that just screams "Yeah, you're pretty cool." Also, this is the first time that I've noticed that Fallon and Granduciel look extremely similar. Like they could have switched positions for the night and they might be able to pull it off. Check it out for yourself.

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 25
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Use this calendar to your “Advent”-age

A merry little inspiration for your local shopping needs

I loved nearly every scene of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

Get out the door to see and hear what’s really happening at Scotty’s Lounge.

The latest Electroflux series will feature dRachEmUsiK alongside D.Minoza, greyscapes and Modular Moose.

IN THIS ISSUE

Use this calendar to your “Advent”-age

A merry little inspiration for your local shopping needs

I loved nearly every scene of Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird.

Get out the door to see and hear what’s really happening at Scotty’s Lounge.

The latest Electroflux series will feature dRachEmUsiK alongside D.Minoza, greyscapes and Modular Moose.

Dark, intense, and infinitely cool, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Rest is captivating.

John Fetterman, a man for all cities, in push for Lieutenant Governor bid

 

Multiple outlets offer locally made shirt designs and more

Where next should we waste our billions of new gasoline tax revenue?

Justice League is nowhere near as bad as Batman v. Superman, but it’s not very good either.

2017 Best of Erie Voting Now Open! Vote Now!
Closing in
Click here to close now