WORK DRUGS | Aurora Lies

Work Drugs releases its first pofficial LP release, “Aurora Lies”. The group says this album was “written while taking the scenic route from the Keys to the Baja of Mexico by sailing around Cape Horn” while enjoying Chilean wine. It sounds like it. The first track, “Flying Zambo”, is a chilled and relaxed track calling…

WORK DRUGS | Ice Wharf

Philadelphia’s Work Drugs are in love with the summer season, and it’s a good thing too. It’s what gives their smooth-fi tracks a golden shimmer. The duo of Ben Louisiana and Thomas Crystal have posted a new five-track EP, featuring the jangly pop beauty of “Ice Wharf”, along with a live versions of that song,…

WORK DRUGS | Sunset Junction

I’m always looking forward to a new track from Philly’s Work Drugs, the crystalline smooth group featuring Thomas Crystal, Benjamin Louisiana and the occasional vocals of Joan Wellfleet. “Sunset Junction” is a slower gear than previous singles, “Rad Racer”, and the disco-influenced “Third Wave”. It’s more in the vein of “Dog Haze”. This new song…

WORK DRUGS | Rad Racer

So far, count Work Drugs three-for-three. The Philly wonder band released a new single, their third song this year and it’s another seductive wave of smooth dream pop. Soft vocals sing of a nighttime venture of dreams, love, and intoxication: “Lusting the pills that send us to the sky / Now the lights are changing…

WORK DRUGS | Dog Haze

It’s no wonder Philly’s Work Drugs have released a new song seemingly about the pull of invisible forces — because their new track, “Dog Haze”, has that same effect. It’s an elegant immersion into liquid-smooth reverbed textures, with spoken-word vocals overlapping high falsetto, soft percussion and light synth. The trio of Benjamin Louisiana, Thomas Crystal…

THIRD WAVE | Work Drugs

NEW VIDEO: Benjamin Louisiana and Thomas Crystal are Work Drugs, a chilled-out duo based in Philadelphia, who’s song “Third Wave” seems perfect for the sun, the beach and kicking your heels up on a vacation. — David D. Robbins Jr. Work Drugs “Third Wave”