Adam Granduciel

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Adam Granduciel
Granduciel performing at Austin Psych Fest 2014
Granduciel performing at Austin Psych Fest 2014
Background information
Birth nameAdam Granofsky
Born (1979-02-15) February 15, 1979 (age 42)[1]
Dover, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, heartland rock, Americana, shoegazing, neo-psychedelia, pop rock
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, harmonica keyboard, synthesizer
Years active2003–present
LabelsSecretly Canadian, Matador
Associated actsThe War on Drugs, Kurt Vile

Adam Granofsky (born February 15, 1979),[1] better known under his stage name Adam Granduciel, is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is the frontman and primary songwriter of the indie rock band The War on Drugs,[2] with whom he has recorded five studio albums, and a former member of Kurt Vile's backing band The Violators.

Early life[edit]

Adam Granduciel was born in Dover, Massachusetts. His father Mark Granofsky is a first-generation American who was born to Russian-Jewish immigrants.[3]

He attended the Roxbury Latin School of West Roxbury. A French-language pun by a teacher there inspired his stage name.[4] He is a graduate of Dickinson College, where he studied painting and photography.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Granduciel has been in a relationship with actress Krysten Ritter since August 2014.[6] In February 2019, Ritter revealed that she and Granduciel were expecting their first child.[7] Their son, Bruce Julian Knight Granofsky, was born on July 29, 2019.[8]


The War on Drugs[edit]

Studio albums


Kurt Vile[edit]

Studio albums


The Capitol Years[edit]

  • Dance Away the Terror (2006)

As producer[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bevan, David (September 23, 2014). "The War on Drugs: Inside Man". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  2. ^ O'Donnell, Kevin (6 August 2008). "Breaking: The War on Drugs | Music News | Rolling Stone". Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  3. ^ "The Great American Rock Music of The War on Drugs - Vulture". August 17, 2017.
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (August 17, 2017). "The Unexpected Rise of America's Next Great Rock Band". Vulture.
  5. ^ Writer, By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Staff. "War on Drugs brings fine new music to Union Transfer".
  6. ^ Charlton, Lauretta (June 16, 2017). "Watch a Tribute to the "Loving" Decision by the War on Drugs". The New Yorker. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Cohen, Jess (February 24, 2019). "Krysten Ritter Is Pregnant! Expecting Star Attends 2019 Oscars With Adam Granduciel". E! Online.
  8. ^ "Krysten Ritter's Baby Name Will Make Comic Fans So Happy, According To A New Report". Bustle. August 8, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  9. ^ "I Don't Live Here Anymore".