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Cold War Kids

July 25th, 2014

Fullerton, CA


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Cold War Kids


Long Beach, California's Cold War Kids make music with roots that go deep and wide, embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground. Vocalist/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett, bassist Matt Maust, drummer Matt Aveiro, and guitarist Jonnie Russell began crafting their soulful, blues-inflected take on indie rock as Cold War Kids in 2004, recording demos in Los Angeles soon after they formed. After signing to Monarchy Music, Cold War Kids released their debut EP, Mulberry Street, in spring 2005. The band's unique sound and impassioned live act generated a buzz — particularly from bloggers — that grew with each tour and release. Maust's clean but eye-catching designs for EPs like With Our Wallets Full and Up in Rags and the group's website also added to Cold War Kids' mystique. They spent much of 2006 on the road with Tapes 'n Tapes, Figurines, Sound Team, and Editors, and appeared at that year's Lollapalooza. That summer, they signed to Downtown Records, also home to Art Brut and Gnarls Barkley. The band's full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. Loyalty to Loyalty, which moved in a slower, bluesier direction, was released in 2008. On Behave Yourself, an EP that had a digital release late in 2009 and was issued on CD early in 2010, Cold War Kids emphasized their soulful ballads. In 2010 the band went into the studio with Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon). Their third album, Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011. For 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, the band added former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci (who co-produced the album with Lars Stalfors) to the fold.

Top Albums

1. All This Cou..

2. Mine Is Your..

3. Dear Miss Lo..

4. Robbers &amp..

5. Tuxedos – EP

6. Loyalty to L..

7. Behave Yours..

8. iTunes Live ..

9. Stronger

10. Live from Fi..

11. Safe in the ..

12. Look How Me ..

13. Fire Deh a M..

14. Almighty Jah

15. The Sacred A..

16. A Million Ey..

17. Miracle Mile..

18. Minimum Day ..

19. The Paradiso..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
All This Could Be Yours All This Could Be Yours – S.. 3:08 $1.29
Hang Me Up to Dry Robbers & Cowards 3:38 $1.29
Miracle Mile Dear Miss Lonelyhearts 3:00 $1.29
Miracle Mile Miracle Mile – Single 3:00 $1.29
We Used to Vacation Robbers & Cowards 4:01 $0.99
Hospital Beds Robbers & Cowards 4:39 $1.29
Louder Than Ever Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 2:44 $0.99
Lost That Easy Dear Miss Lonelyhearts 3:24 $1.29
Royal Blue Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 3:33 $1.29
Mine Is Yours Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 4:16 $1.29
Saint John Robbers & Cowards 3:26 $0.99
Finally Begin Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 3:41 $1.29
Audience Behave Yourself – EP 3:02 $0.99
Skip the Charades Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 4:25 $1.29
Bitter Poem Dear Miss Lonelyhearts 5:05 $1.29
Bottled Affection Dear Miss Lonelyhearts 2:44 $1.29
Tuxedos Dear Miss Lonelyhearts 4:10 $1.29
Something Is Not Right with Me Loyalty to Loyalty 2:22 $0.99
Tell Me In the Morning Robbers & Cowards 3:37 $0.99
Out of the Wilderness Mine Is Yours (Deluxe Versi.. 4:07 $1.29
Million Eyes (From Stella Artois – T.. Million Eyes (From Stella A.. 3:21 $0.99
You Don't Come Through Tuxedos – EP 4:19 $1.29
Pine St. Tuxedos – EP 2:17 $1.29
Romance Languages #2 Tuxedos – EP 2:52 $1.29
Bottled Affection (Cathedral Version.. Tuxedos – EP 2:54 $1.29

Top Music Videos

1. Skip the Chara..

2. Tuxedos

3. Miracle Mile

4. Loner Phase

5. Lost That Easy

6. Lost That Easy


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