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The War on Drugs Performs "Under the Pressure," "Disappointing" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

by Shawn Christ   Apr 14, 2015 15:30 PM EDT

The War on Drugs continued its victory lap behind last year's Lost in a Dream album, performing "Under the Pressure" and "Disappointing" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, April 13. The group put on a signature performance, complete with dreamy guitar licks and peaceful grooves.

Even those not familiar with the band might have heard "Under the Pressure" by now. It was the low-key "Disappointing" that may have been new to the casual listener. Coming in at No. 5 on Lost in a Dream, the tune is a slow-burning track filled with minor effects and Adam Granduciel's smooth vocals.

"Love's the key to the things that we see / And don't mind chasing / Leave the light on in the yard for me," he sings in the clip below.

Lost in a Dream hit No. 26 on the Billboard 200 following its March 2014 release. It was a huge success among critics.

"Indeed, little of what Granduciel and company did during this album was groundbreaking. Yet like Dire Straits and Pearl Jam before it, the band demonstrated that the sounds some might (and have) dismissively degrade as 'beer rock' can actually surpass the more exotic music aimed by high-minded acts toward critics instead of their fans," Ryan Book wrote for Music Times.

The long victory lap continues this summer as the Philadelphia band finds itself trekking across the world. The War on Drugs will make stops at festivals like Coachella, Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in addition to playing gigs overseas in Denmark, Spain and Germany.

Readers: What did you think of the performances? Let us know what you thought of them down in the comments section.

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