Earlier this year, we reported that The War on Drugs were heading back into the studio to work on the follow-up to their 2014 album Lost In the Dream. Not that the group is done just yet getting mileage out of the album—they’re currently on tour, hitting up a series of summer festivals, and their single “Red Eyes” can be heard on more forward thinking alternative rock radio stations(!). And now, the band is making the inevitable graduation from indie to major label.
The Wall Street Journal reports that The War on Drugs have signed a two-album deal with Atlantic Records. In the Journal article, frontman Adam Granduciel says that the band made the decision to leave their former label Secretly Canadian “with a heavy heart,” but that “being on a larger label brings a whole new set of resources and exposure.”
The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream is one of our Top 50 Albums of 2014.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.