Sacred Rose Artist of the Week #1: The War on Drugs

Are you ready for the inaugural Sacred Rose Festival in Chicago? We’re here to hype you up about Sacred Rose with our Artist of the Week Feature! Only 11 weeks until we are heading to Sacred Rose! Today’s Artist of the Week is the one and only The War on Drugs. Learn more about the artist below.  Don’t forget, we’re giving away tickets to the festival! Check the pinned post on all of our socials

the war on drugs

Artist Biography

The War On Drugs is a Philadelphia indie-rock outfit that was formed by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile who met at a party in 2003. After two years of songwriting, the pair officially launched their band The War On Drugs. The band was initially hesitant to quit their day jobs but gained a following in Philly and New York City. In 2007, they released their debut EP Barrel of Batteries which was posted online as a free download. Positive press for their live shows and debut EP got The War On Drugs signed to Secretly Canadian. The band released their full debut Wagonwheel Blues in 2008 under this label. At the end of that year, Vile and two other members left the group with Vile pursuing a solo career. The band continued as a trio and released the mini-album Future Weather in 2010. After gaining another member, the band released two more albums Slave Ambient and Lost in the Dream with the latter debuting within the American Top 40 in 2014. In 2017, the band came out with their fourth album A Deeper Understanding under Atlantic Records which won Best Rock Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. In 2020, recordings from touring were made into the album Live Drugs. In 2021, the band released their latest album I Don’t Live Here Anymore. 


Indie Rock, Heartland Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Americana