If you’re a big The War On Drugs fan, then this piece of news should get your interest ticking, smart-quick. While the band itself has been in existence since 2005, it wasn’t until 2021 that Eliza Hardy Jones was asked to tour with the band. It is my belief that she is currently a full-fledged member of the band contributing percussion and keyboards (but I could be wrong). Nevertheless, if you are a fan (and you know who you are), The War On Drugs style is considered by Wiki to be that of “neo-psychedelic” and “indie Americana” with influences drawn from Dylan, Springsteen, Wilco, and Talk Talk. Now, the band leaves an influential mark on many newer bands.

Eliza Hardy Jones has an album in release named Because Become. Released in 2016, the album is a strong set that brings to mind the efforts of Bonnie Raitt, and other great female artists of the past. She is a multi-instrumentalist; her contributions to The War On Drugs are excellent.

On April 19, Eliza Hardy Jones will release her next album. The new set is being called Pickpocket and will contain ten songs that lyrically explore the themes of birth, death, humanity, surviving grief, and other collective human experiences that swim within her mind and translates to songs. The album has assistance from War on Drugs personnel like Charlie Hall, David Hartley, and Anthony LaMarca, as well as a number of other notable musicians like Daniel Hart (St. Vincent), and Matt Musty (Train/Grace Potter).

Pickpocket will be released on Limited Edition Translucent Lavender Color 140g-weight vinyl LP and DD. The information is spotty here but I will update this article as more info comes in. You can pre-order the LP here.

PickpocketEliza Hardy Jones
Side 1
01 This Is The Year
02 Long Winter Shadows
03 Ballad for The Barren
04 Sunday Morning
05 Counterfeit
Side 2
06 Fall To Pieces
07 Rosie Lee
08 I Know How It Ends
09 In My Room
10 Every Little Girl

By MARowe