The Philly noise-folk band (playing tonight at the Grey Eagle w/ Kovacs & the Polar Bear!) stopped by Moog HQ yesterday to record a few tracks for the upcoming Moog Sound Lab series. Here are a few pics from the session, plus a free sneak peak of the band’s killer new EP. Don’t say we never loved you.
For musicians, the Moog HQ is like the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory of sound: a magical playground filled with synths and theremins and Taurus 3 Bass Pedals (oh, oh my). And this time around, analog-philes The War on Drugs got the golden ticket.
It was all part of Moog’s upcoming Sound Lab series. If you haven’t heard, for the past few months the company has been inviting choice musicians to stop by the factory and play a few tunes on the latest Moog equipment. The sessions are videotaped live, and they’ve attracted everyone from Yo La Tengo to Tegan and Sara (this is a new feature, different from the Live at Moog series that’s been on Paste’s web site). The web-only series is set to debut early November on Moog’s revamped web site, and we think the idea sounds awesome. Who’d a thunk it was possible to love Moog more?
This time around, these Philly noise-rockers literally blew out the electricity on the first take (the sound guy had to run extension chords to the room to finish the set). But as you can see from the photos, the band had a field day, recording Mooged-out versions of their songs “Brothers” and “Show Me the Coast.” Frontman Adam Granduciel even got frisky with Moog’s Model E1 guitar.
While you’re checking out the photos, enjoy a sneak peak off the band’s upcoming EP, Future Weather, available Oct. 28 on Secretly Canadian.