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Watch: The War On Drugs Video For 'Brothers'

The War On Drugs "Brothers"

The War On Drugs "Brothers"

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The War On Drugs has released a brand new vidoe for their track "Brothers," off of Slave Ambient, out now on Secretly Canadian. The somber, shadowy (and darkly filmed) video of an elderly, gun-toting cowboy and his nurse was directed by the team of Ben and Alex Brewer.

The brothers described the vision for the video as: "the soundtrack to a dark western like 'Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid' or 'Unforgiven.' That is where the deranged T.V cowboy character came from. We wanted the video to feel like the most exciting five minutes taken out of a longer movie. The biggest challenge in the filming was how to make the old cowboy (played by David Weindel) seem threatening, and how to make the nurse (played by Tallie Medel) seem like she was dealing with the situation the way a normal person might really handle such a nightmare.”

The War On Drugs, who just released a 7-inch single "Come to the City,"  kick off a full European tour on February 14 in the Netherlands and return Stateside in March for shows with either White Rabbits or Sharon Van Etten (including a stop with Ape School and The Everymen at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 6).

 

The War on Drugs - Brothers from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

 

The War On Drugs Tour Dates:

Tue. 02/14/12 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Wed. 02/15/12 - Amsterdman, NL @ Melkweg
Thu. 02/16/12 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Fri. 02/17/12 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Sun. 02/19/12 - Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club
Mon. 02/20/12 - Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik
Tue. 02/21/12 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Wed. 02/22/12 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Thu. 02/23/12 - Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier
Fri. 02/24/12 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Sun. 02/26/12 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Mon. 02/26/12 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Tue. 02/28/12 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Wed. 02/29/12 - Brighton, UK @ Concord 2
Thu. 03/01/12 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Thu. 03/08/12 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre ^
Fri. 03/09/12 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre ^
Sun. 03/11/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ^
Mon. 03/12/12 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree ^
Tue. 03/13/12 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^
Wed. 03/14/12 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds ^
Tue. 03/20/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon *
Wed. 03/21/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent *
Fri. 03/23/12 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin *
Sat. 03/24/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *
Tue. 03/27/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room *
Wed. 03/28/12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
Fri. 03/30/12 –Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
Sat. 03/31/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center for the Arts *
Sun. 04/01/12 – Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's *
Fri. 04/06/12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg#
Sat. 04/07/12 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Cafe
Sat. 04/21/12 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Rocktown Beer and Music Festival

^ with White Rabbits
* with Sharon Van Etten
# with Ape School and The Everymen