Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert

“Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that.

The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” Okay, a lot bit.

The pace is quick, the harmonicas wail, the woo-hoos make you want to howl at the moon. “Baby Missiles” is our Jam of the Day.

The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

The band just passed through our fair city with a show last night at The Billiken Club. I am already anxiously awaiting its return. In the meantime, Slave Ambient, is on continuous loop on my speakers. Pick up the album now.

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