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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

    3 songs

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    The Paradiso Sessions [Live]

    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]

    4 songs

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    At Fingerprints

    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

    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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    Miracle Mile

    1 song

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    Minimum Day

    6 songs

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    Behave Yourself

    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

    3 songs

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    Live from the Paradiso

    5 songs

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    At Fingerprints

    5 songs

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    Behave Yourself

    4 songs

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    Hang Me Up To Dry

    2 songs

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    Mine Is Yours/Loyalty to Loyalty

    4 songs

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    EP

    2 songs

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    We Used to Vacation

    6 songs

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    Tuxedo

    7 songs

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    iTunes Live from SoHo


Top Songs by
Cold War Kids

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Hang Me Up to Dry
  3.   Hospital Beds
  4.   Louder Than Ever
  5.   All This Could Be Yours
  6.   Miracle Mile
  7.   First
  8.   Audience
  9.   I've Seen Enough
  10.   We Used to Vacation
  11.   Something Is Not Right with Me
  12.   Hot Coals
  13.   Finally Begin
  14.   Tell Me in the Morning
  15.   Mine Is Yours
  16.   Santa Ana Winds
  17.   Lost That Easy
  18.   Robbers
  19.   Saint John
  20.   Skip the Charades
  21.   Passing the Hat
  22.   Rubidoux
  23.   Romance Languages
  24.   Loner Phase
  25.   Mexican Dogs
  26.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  27.   Hold My Home
  28.   Dear Miss Lonelyhearts
  29.   Relief
  30.   Red Wine, Success!
  31.   Thunder Hearts
  32.   One Song at a Time
  33.   Amazing
  34.   A Million Eyes
  35.   Hotel Anywhere
  36.   Aeon
  37.   Bitter Poem
  38.   St. John
  39.   Cold Toes on the Cold Floor
  40.   Cryptomnesia
  41.   On the Night My Love Broke Through
  42.   Dreams Old Men Dream
  43.   Welcome to the Occupation
  44.   Every Valley Is Not a Lake
  45.   Quiet, Please!
  46.   Hair Down
  47.   Harold Bloom
  48.   Nights & Weekends
  49.   Drive Desperate
  50.   You Don't Come Through
  51.   Water & Power
  52.   Jailbirds
  53.   Bottled Affection
  54.   Tuxedos
  55.   Fear & Trembling
  56.   Royal Blue
  57.   Sermons
  58.   Every Man I Fall For
  59.   Golden Gate Jumpers
  60.   Against Privacy
  61.   Pregnant
  62.   God, Make Up Your Mind
  63.   Avalanche in B
  64.   Stop & Rewind
  65.   Hear My Baby Call
  66.   Flower Drum Song
  67.   Pine St.
  68.   Romance Languages #2
  69.   Out of the Wilderness
  70.   Flying Upside Down
  71.   Broken Open
  72.   Expensive Tastes
  73.   Coffee Spoon
  74.   Bulldozer
  75.   Sensitive Kid
  76.   Baby Boy
  77.   Taxman
  78.   CWK Portuguese Bend
  79.   Minimum Day
  80.   Go Quietly
  81.   Expensive Tears
  82.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  83.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  84.   Heavy Boots
  85.   Pregnant with Doubt
  86.   Vacation in Chicago
  87.   Well Well Well
  88.   Harmony in Silver
  89.   Portuguese Bend
  90.   [DVD]
  91.   Don't Look Down on Me
  92.   Fashionable
  93.   Goodnight Tennessee
  94.   No Name

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