Work Drugs — covered in trademark haze

Had enough of 2016? Work Drugs sure did. The Philadelphia-based indie soft pop (self-stylized “sedative wave/smooth-fi”) duo has released a new single “For The Year” ahead of their upcoming record Flaunt the Imperfection, set for release on August 11th and currently available for preorder.

“For The Year” is a slower, more somber track that is accompanied by a video featuring a compilation of the worst and most memorable moments that made it into the media in 2016, a year that seemed relentless in tragedy and scandal. About the track, the band writes that it “is a song that pays homage to some of the musical heroes lost in 2016. Most notably, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and Prince. All three individuals maintained a strong sense of musical identity throughout their lives, and all three worked right up to the end. It was with that spirit in mind that this song was written.”

You can catch Work Drugs live at the inaugural Philly Music Fest taking place September 22nd and 23rd, headlined by Strand of Oaks and Abi Reimold.