Wagonwheel Blues

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Wagonwheel Blues
Album cover, Wagonwheel Blues,The War on Drugs.jpg
Studio album by The War on Drugs
Released June 19, 2008
Genre Rock, Americana
Length 43:03
Label Secretly Canadian
Producer Adam Granduciel, Kurt Vile, Jeff Zeigler
The War on Drugs chronology
Barrel of Batteries
(2008)Barrel of Batteries2008
Wagonwheel Blues
(2008)
Future Weather
(2010)Future Weather2010
Singles from Wagonwheel Blues
  1. "Taking the Farm"
    Released: September 29, 2008

Wagonwheel Blues is the debut album by American indie rock band The War on Drugs, released on June 19, 2008 on Secretly Canadian. It is the only studio album to feature contributions from drummer Kyle Lloyd.

Background and recording[edit]

Upon the album's release, vocalist and guitarist Adam Granduciel noted that the album's songs "each have their own little time frame spanning over the last six-to-seven years."[1] Granduciel elaborated, "There are sounds on these songs from over eight years of home recording; bits and pieces here and there, dumped from cassettes, MiniDiscs, samplers, rough mixes run through amps and sampled, but most importantly all the performances are fresh and invigorating."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Adam Granduciel, except where noted.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Arms Like Boulders"   5:20
2. "Taking the Farm" Granduciel, Vile 4:00
3. "Coast Reprise" Granduciel, Vile 3:15
4. "Buenos Aires Beach"   3:23
5. "There Is No Urgency"   6:19
6. "A Needle in Your Eye #16"   4:54
7. "Reverse the Charges"   3:20
8. "Show Me the Coast" Granduciel, Vile 10:03
9. "Barrel of Batteries"   2:29
Total length: 43:03

Personnel[edit]

The War on Drugs[edit]

  • Adam Granduciel - vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, drums, organs, samplers, rhodes, ms16, piano
  • Kurt Vile - electric and acoustic 12-string guitars, lead jazzmaster, vocals, OB-8, wurlitzer, trumpet, piano
  • David Hartley - electric bass (1 & 2)
  • Kyle Lloyd - drums, percussion, Casper (1 & 5)

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Paul Cobb - left and right drums (2)
  • Ryan Cobb - sweep guitar (2)

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Adam Granduciel - producer, recording (3, 4, 7 & 9), mixing (3, 4, 7 & 9)
  • Kurt Vile - producer
  • Jeff Zeigler - producer, recording (6 & 8), mixing (6 & 8)
  • Ryan Cobb - recording (1, 2 & 5)
  • Paul Cobb - recording (1, 2 & 5)
  • Michael Johnson - additional engineering
  • Kyle Lloyd - additional engineering
  • Brian McTear - mixing (2 & 5)
  • John Martin - amplifier preparation

Artwork[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pop Headwound: [Interview] The War on Drugs". popheadwound.blogspot.com. Retrieved 26 February 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)