In a hurry up world, Adam Granduciel is a patient man. When the leader of The War On Drugs was writing and recording the music that would become the band's album Slave Ambient in his Fishtown house / recording studio, Granduciel took the time to do what needed to be done. Building up layer upon layer of guitar sounds, he worked on one song in particular, called "Your Love Is Calling My Name," over a period of 3 1/2 years.
Last month, Granduciel and his band mates Dave Hartley, Stephen Urgo and Robbie Bennett came to Range Recording studios in Ardmore, where the sat for an interview, and then did three songs live in the studio, including "Your Love Is Calling My Name."
That performance, along with the interview with the band (that's the four of them on the left, with Granduciel at bottom right), is below. The other two songs from the session, "Comin' Through" and "Best Night" are here and here. On Saturday night, The War On Drugs play Union Transfer, with Sun Airway and Ape School opening.