The War on Drugs are releasing a new live album next month. Appropriately titled LIVE DRUGS, it’s set to arrive on November 20 via Adam Granduciel’s label Super High Quality Records. The collection isn’t culled from one live show, but rather a series of sets spread curated from 40 of Granduciel’s hard drives. Check out the live version of “Pain” below.
“As a bandleader, I always want to know where a song can go,” Granduciel said in a statement. “Even though we’ve recorded it, mastered it, put it out, and been touring on it, it doesn’t mean that we just have to do it the same way forever. … It feels like it’s kind of a reset, to be able to put something out that’s a really good interpretation of the way we interpret our music live. Even though this recording is from a year of tours, this is really how these six guys evolved as a band from 2014 to 2019.”
The War on Drugs’ last album was 2017’s A Deeper Understanding.