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Cold War Kids

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Embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground, Cold War Kids grew from blog darlings into a band with a contemporary yet classic sound. Founding members 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. In 2006, they signed to Downtown Records and their full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards, arrived that fall. The band relocated to Long Beach, California after spending two years on the road, and delivered their bluesy, introspective second album, Loyalty to Loyalty, 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, the polished Mine Is Yours, arrived in early 2011. Late in 2012, Russell departed Cold War Kids, with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci joining the band for 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which he also co-produced with Lars Stalfors. A few months later, the digital-only EP Tuxedos arrived. At the end of the year, Aviero left the group and was replaced by Modest Mouse drummer Joe Plummer. Though Maust and Willett worked on the side project French Style Furs -- whose debut Is Exotic Bait arrived in 2014 -- Cold War Kids also returned that year with Hold My Home. Recorded at the band's personal studio and once again produced by Gallucci and Stalfors, the album was released in October 2014. ~ Heather Phares
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Albums by
Cold War Kids

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    10 songs

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    Dear Miss Lonelyhearts

    11 songs

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    Mine Is Yours

    13 songs

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    Loyalty to Loyalty

    12 songs

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    Robbers & Cowards

    3 songs

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    The Paradiso Sessions [Live]

    14 songs

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    Hold My Home [Deluxe Edition]

    5 songs

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    Five Quick Cuts

    11 songs

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    Hold My Home

    6 songs

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    Tuxedos

    13 songs

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    Loyalty to Loyalty [Deluxe Edition]

    1 song

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    All This Could Be Yours

    1 song

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    Hot Coals

    1 song

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    Million Eyes [From Stella Artois - The Chalice Symphony]

    1 song

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    Miracle Mile

    1 song

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    Minimum Day

    6 songs

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    Behave Yourself

    4 songs

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    At Fingerprints

    7 songs

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    Soho Sessions

    3 songs

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    Something Is Not Right with Me

    1 song

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    Louder Than Ever

    1 song

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    Audience

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    Live from the Paradiso

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    At Fingerprints [Limited Edition]

    5 songs

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    Behave Yourself

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Top Songs by
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  2.   Hang Me Up to Dry
  3.   Louder Than Ever
  4.   Hospital Beds
  5.   Miracle Mile
  6.   First
  7.   Audience
  8.   All This Could Be Yours
  9.   I've Seen Enough
  10.   We Used to Vacation
  11.   Something Is Not Right with Me
  12.   Finally Begin
  13.   Hot Coals
  14.   Tell Me in the Morning
  15.   Mine Is Yours
  16.   Santa Ana Winds
  17.   Lost That Easy
  18.   Passing the Hat
  19.   Hair Down
  20.   Every Valley Is Not a Lake
  21.   Saint John
  22.   Hotel Anywhere
  23.   Romance Languages
  24.   Romance Languages #2
  25.   Loner Phase
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