Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Listen to The War on Drugs Cover Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey"

In May, The National will be releasing a massive 59-song box set tribute to Grateful Dead, with star-studded contributions from Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, Phosphorescent, Wilco, Courtney Barnett and so many more.

Last week, a handful of singles and their accompanying videos were released in advance of the five-plus-hour box set, and I was thrilled to hear The War On Drugs were delegated to cover "Touch of Grey," one of my favourite road-tripping anthems of all-time. Frontman Adam Granduciel's breathy vocals lend perfectly to the (completely intact) original melody, all in all sounding like something that would have fit right in on their 2014 album Lost In The Dream.

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