The War On Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding is out this Friday, August 25th, on Atlantic Records. The band is kicking off release week by sharing the video for the album’s second official single, “Pain.” Directed by Emmett Malloy and shot on 16mm film, the video captures a black and white portrait of industrial Philadelphia as the band performs “Pain” on a cargo ship coasting down the Schuylkill River. It’s a classic portrait of America floating by set to the soundtrack of The War On Drugs.
The War On Drugs release their new album, A Deeper Understanding, next Friday, August 25th via Atlantic Records. Following last week’s performance of new single, “Pain,” on Jimmy Kimmel Live (their second late night appearance for this album), the band now shares “Up All Night.”
As the album opener, “Up All Night” sees the band “reaching maximum cruising speed when the programmed beats kick in halfway through, a swirl of fuzz and rhythm of a kind rarely heard since Andrew Weatherall remixed My Bloody Valentine” (Uncut).