On August 16, 2011.

Slave Ambient

On August 16, 2011, “Secretly Canadian” label released “Slave Ambient”, the second War on Drugs studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2011, and was produced by Jeff Zeigler and Adam Granduciel.


  • Adam Granduciel– lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, animator guitars, harmonica,  OR400, samplers, organ , harmonizer, tapes,  cassettes, ARP Omni , bass guitar, keyboards, Tom Thumb piano, Farfisa, Korg, Mono/Poly, Eventide, Moogerfooger, Voyager, synthesizer,  percussion, drum machine, filters, dubs, drums, recording, photography
  • Dave Hartley– bass guitar, electric guitar, Nashville guitar, twelve-string guitar, Voyager, Roland Juno-60, drums, electric autoharp, additional engineering
  • Robbie Bennett – piano, acoustic guitar,ARP Omni II, percussion
  • Kurt Vile– electric guitar
  • Mike Zanghi – drums, percussion,Hayman, Mu-Tron Bi-Phase
  • Steven Urgo – drums
  • Jeff Zeigler – drum programming,harmonizers, patch bay, SPX90
  • Michael Johnson –Eventide, modular Moog treatments,  hamonizer settings, drums, additional engineering
  • Jeff Ryan – drums
  • Chad Stockslager– upright piano
  • Jesse Trbovich– saxophone
  • Kim Roney – piano
  • John Ashley – Voyager
  • Jeff Zeigler – recording
  • John Ashley – recording
  • John Congleton – additional engineering
  • Brian McTear – mixing
  • Daniel Murphy – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Adam Granduciel, except where noted.

  1. Best Night
  2. Brothers – Adam Granduciel, Dave Hartley, Mike Zanghi, Robbie Bennett
  3. I Was There
  4. Your Love Is Calling My Name
  5. The Animator
  6. Come to the City – Adam Granduciel, Dave Hartley
  7. Come for It
  8. It’s Your Destiny – Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett
  9. City Reprise #12
  10. Baby Missiles
  11. Original Slave
  12. Black Water Falls

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