The set will include a 7″ with two previously unreleased tracks.
The I Don’t Live Here Anymore box set will also contain the album itself
on heavy-weight vinyl and cassette, a 16-page booklet with in-studio photos,
a poster, some postcards, and an embroidered patch. The deluxe edition
is limited to 5,000 copies worldwide.
Pitchfork said: “Every musical element from vintage synthesizers to even-more
vintage guitars is honed and cut clean, chipping off some of the hazier edges of
the band without losing the methodical and gorgeous production that Granduciel
and his co-producer, Shawn Everett, have mastered.” Score: 8.5.
As usual, when a new album comes out it’s followed by all kinds of promo (TV/interviews/gigs). Same process for The War On Drugs who played on the
American TV Show Jimmy Kimmel Late two days ago, playing a sparkling version
of the LP’s title track…
NME says: “It’s a soul-stirring epic. Frontman Adam Granduciel has never bought
into the mythology that comes with rock stardom, but this is a triumphant ode to his
genre… Some lose sight of their heart and soul on the route to global stardom, others
take it in their stride. Granduciel recently told NME that “music should be filled with
wonder”, and there’s magic everywhere you look on this triumph of an album.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: I never thought The War On Drugs would have become
the megaband they’re now. But I can understand why. Adam Granduciel is a
master when it comes to writing accessible guitar pop tunes about life in all its
facets. His heart and soul touching mix of romanticism, moodiness, and spirituality
appeals to millions. Respect! And it helps when you’re the opposite of a spoiled
Singles: I Don’t Live Here Anymore / Change / Living Proof