Summertime synth poppers Work Drugs have been tossing out catchy tracks for their upcoming album, Louisa, like it’s nothing. Their latest, “Minor Flaw” opens with an 80s pop sound that is immediately captivating. The well-worked combination of sunny riffs and just the right amount of reverb come together perfectly alongside lyrics like “like a prayer that I used to remember or just a reason to keep me hanging on.” You can catch Work Drugs playing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Tutlie, and The Chairman Dances. Tickets are still available, more information at the XPN Concert Calendar; you can check out “Minor Flaws” below. Continue reading →
Philadelphia electro pop quartet Work Drugs have just released the first new single from their forthcoming album, Louisa, due this summer. “Chase The Night” is a sparkling, dreamy anthem where the rebellious youth in you will want to throw your fist in the air as they belt out lyrics about being young and messing things up. Continue reading →
Last Friday, seasonal cheer arrived at Boot & Saddle early in the form of Work Drugs’ annual “Christmas Spectacle” show. Their brand of electro rock was just right for a Friday night boogie in South Philly. Santa hats, Christmas songs old and new (including a few of their own concoctions) and a balanced mix of guitar, keyboards and harmonies were received with open arms. Continue reading →
Philly electropop group Work Drugs released a new track for this holiday season called “Nicholas.” Utilizing waves of synthesizers and drifting vocals in the usual Work Drugs fashion, it keeps classic with drums accented with jingle jangle tambourines and sleigh bells. The song is an upbeat reminder of the important things and surely a nice break from the usual Christmas tunes that are repeated incessantly throughout December. Continue reading →
Our resident purveyors of tropical, summer vibes, Work Drugs have released “Free to Roam,” the second song off of its forthcoming Runaways LP. The album will be out this October and marks the Philly band’s eighth full-length in half as many years. Co-leaders “Ben Louisiana” and “Tom Crystal” tap into their beach-bred roots on the song, capturing the romanticized ideas that swirl around escaping everyday responsibilities by spontaneously hitting the road. Check it out below and grab a free download via Soundcloud.
“Double Life” is a new single by Work Drugs from their forthcoming album, Runaways, due in the Fall. Work Drugs recently talked with The Key’s Kate Bracaglia for our first Summertime Sips and Summertime Sounds feature in which the band talked about their favorite summer music and summer drinks and generally about why the summertime rules in general.
It’s clear that even though Work Drugs have lots of time in the summer to make awesome summer music playlists and spend time on their yacht, they clearly have been busy in the studio. The band are heading out for a short summer tour that begins in Philly Thursday night, July 10th at Johnny Brenda’s.
Below, download “Double Life,” and be sure to watch the video for some captivating shots of “Double Life” screen stars.